Department of Sociology

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Recent Faculty Research

Cheryl Crane and Karen Christopher. "Parenting Like a White Person”: Race and Maternal Support Among Marginalized Mothers."  Advances in Gender Research special issue on Marginalized Mothers, Mothering from the Margins. Published online: 27 Sep 2018; 177-193.

Gast, Melanie Jones.  2018. “’They Give Teachers a Hard Time’: Symbolic Violence and Intersections of Race and Class in Interpretations of Teacher-student Relations."  (Sociological Perspectives)

Aldikacti Marshall, Gul. 2018. Review of Freedom without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions, edited by Frances Hasso and Zakia Salime. (Gender & Society)

Taniguchi, Hiromi and Gul Aldikacti Marshall. "Trust, Political orientation, and Environmental Behavior." (Environmental Politics)

Gast, Melanie Jones, Dina Okamoto, and Valerie Feldman. ““We Only Speak English Here:” English Dominance in Language Diverse, Immigrant After-School Programs.” (Journal of Adolescent Research)

Gast, Melanie Jones. “Researcher as College Coach: Dilemmas and Possibilities in Fieldwork with Adolescents.” (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth

Department Spotlight

Learn more about some of our faculty and graduate students.

Meet Courtney Lush sociology graduate student.

Meet sociology professor Dr. Mark Austin.


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