Department of Sociology

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Recent Faculty Research

Gast, Melanie Jones, Yohimar Sivira-Gonzalez, James Chisholm, & Trisha Douin. 2024. “Multilingual Adolescent Mentors and Tailored College Knowledge for Students of Immigrant Backgrounds.” Supporting College Students of Immigrant Origin: New Insights from Research, Policy, and Practice, edited by Blake Silver & Graziella Pagliarulo McCarron. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marshall, Gul Aldikacti, (2023) "Feminisms and Feminist Movements in the Middle East." The Handbook of Media and Culture in the Middle East. Eds. Joe Khalil et al. Wiley Blackwell. 65-72.

Emilie Dyer and D. Mark Austin. "Representations of Executions: An Examination of Ritual and Accuracy in Popular Films." Journal of Criminology and Popular Culture. (Forthcoming)Perez-Felkner, Lara, Melanie Jones Gast, and Sarah Ovink. 2022. “Liberating our Writing: Critical Narratives and Systemic Changes in Education and the Social Sciences.”Multicultural Perspectives. 24:162-169. 

Lanphier, Tonya Scott and Robert M. Carini2022.  "A Process Evaluation of a Learning Community Program: Implemented as Designed?" Education Sciences 12, no. 1: 60. 

Department Profiles

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Meet Dr. David Roelfs 



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Meet grad student, Trisha Douin 



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Watch PhD alum, Dr. Heidi Williams' TED talk here


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