A new department chair, a new building, a new minor, new faculty, and more!
A new department chair, a new building, a new minor, new faculty, and more!
A new department chair, a new building, a new minor, new faculty, and more!
Notre Dame sociology graduate students are getting a rare inside look at the academic publishing process and valuable experience that will give them an edge in their own research and careers. The students are assistant and coordinating editors of the American Sociological Review—the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association—under the direction of Professors Omar Lizardo, Rory McVeigh, and Sarah Mustillo. Read More
Assistant Professor Jennifer Jones has received the Presidential Authority Award grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for her study of interracial coalitions and their effect on immigration policy in Mississippi and Alabama. Combining archival and media sources with interviews, “Enforcement or Embrace? The Determinants of State-Level Immigration Policy in New Immigrant Destinations” emerged from unexpected patterns Jones identified while researching race relations and immigration in North Carolina. Read More
Robert Vargas, an urban sociologist whose research focuses on violence and health care, joins the Department of Sociology this fall as an assistant professor. Vargas was previously on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at Harvard University. In his first book, Wounded City: Violent Turf Wars in a Chicago Barrio (Oxford University Press), he argues that competition among Chicago political groups contributes to the persistence of violence just as much as the competition among street gangs. Read More
About 28 percent of recent Notre Dame sociology majors go on to graduate or professional school. Some pursue law or medicine, but others—like Annalise Loehr ’09 (Indiana University) and Maryann Erigha ’07 (University of Pennsylvania)—enroll in prestigious sociology Ph.D. programs. It’s a trend that continues with the Class of 2016, as sociology majors Shannon Sheehan (University of Michigan) and Nicolette Bardele (Harvard University) will begin graduate programs in sociology this fall. Read More

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