Department of Sociology

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Recent Faculty Research

Potter, Deborah A. (2021). "Peer Support Specialists and Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice: Lay Experts and Recovery in Mental Health Organizations.” Sociological Forum. Forthcoming vol. 36 (3). 

Robert Carini, Jennifer Sinksi, and Jonetta Weber.  2020.  "Coat Color and Cat Outcomes in an Urban U.S. Shelter.Animals 10:1720.

Melanie Jones Gast, Dina G. Okamoto & Emerald T. Nguyen. 2020.  "Making requests: Filipina/o and Latina/o immigrant claims-making and racialization."  Ethnic and Racial Studies,DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2020.1778174

Aldikacti Marshall, Gul. 2019. Review of “The Logics of Gender Justice: State Action on Women’s Rights around the World.” By Mala Htun and S. Laurel Weldon. New York: Cambridge University Press. American Journal of Sociology, 125 (2): 599-600.

Aldikacti Marshall, Gul. 2019. “The Politics of Gender Equality in Turkey.” In Making of the New Middle East: Politics, Culture, and Human Rights, ed., Valerie Hoffman. New York: Syracuse University Press.

W. Carson ByrdRachelle J. Brunn-BevelSarah M. Ovink.  2019. Intersectionality and Higher Education:  Identity and Inequality on College Campuses.  Rutgers University Press.

Matthew, E. (Maliq), Gast, Melanie J., & Broscoe, M. 2019. “We Count What Matters”: Students’ Color-Blind “Merit-Based” Logic and the Reproduction of Inequality in a College Admissions ActivitySociology of Race and Ethnicity5(3), 432–438.

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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