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News and Announcements
Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Brewer
Dr. Alexandra Brewer and her co-authors received an honorable mention for the 2021 Eliot Freidson Outstanding Publication Award from the American Sociology Association’s Medical Sociology Section for their article, “Who Gets the Benefit of the Doubt? Performance Evaluations, Medical Errors, and the Production of Gender Inequality in Emergency Medicine Resident Education.” You can…
Congratulations to Dr. Hana Brown
Dr. Brown’s most recent American Sociologial Review article, “Who Is an Indian Child? Institutional Context, Tribal Sovereignty, and Race-Making in Fragmented States” has won two ASA awards: the Charles Tilly article award from the Comparative Historical section and the Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award from the Political Sociology section….
Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Gengler
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amanda Gengler on receiving the McCulloch Family Faculty Fellowship in recognition of her excellence in research in teaching.
Students in SOC 390 to host teach-ins
SOC 390 Defund, Transform, Abolish?: (Re)Imagining Justice, taught by Dr. Brittany P. Battle, focused the semester on examining texts on abolition. Dr. Battle, who is the co-founder of the local group Triad Abolition Project, has assigned her students to lead teach-ins, as their final course projects, for members of the…