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Earn an M.A. in Sociology and prepare yourself for success in an information-oriented and global society!  Now accepting...
10/05/2021

Earn an M.A. in Sociology and prepare yourself for success in an information-oriented and global society!
Now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester.
All majors welcome. No GRE required. Financial assistance available. Deadline to apply is Oct. 15 for international applicants and Nov. 1 domestic applicants. https://www.uh.edu/class/sociology/graduate/prospective-students/

Earn an M.A. in Sociology and prepare yourself for success in an information-oriented and global society!
Now accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester.
All majors welcome. No GRE required. Financial assistance available. Deadline to apply is Oct. 15 for international applicants and Nov. 1 domestic applicants. https://www.uh.edu/class/sociology/graduate/prospective-students/

Sociology in Action!  Using sociology to make a difference...https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/world/asia/gail-omvedt-d...
09/07/2021
Gail Omvedt, 80, Dies; India Became Her Home, the Caste System Her Cause

Sociology in Action! Using sociology to make a difference...
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/01/world/asia/gail-omvedt-dead.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20210903&instance_id=39503&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=36989923&segment_id=67981&user_id=170ff149a0ee17c64e72476e27dd5365

An American-born sociologist, she moved to India in the 1970s, helped pioneer the study of castes and drew attention to the lives of the country’s most oppressed.

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Anderson for her NSF grant! To learn about her research, go here: https://www.nsf.gov/awards...
08/23/2021
NSF Award Search: Award # 2121931 - EAGER: SAI: Community Perceptions of Flood Mitigation Strategies

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Anderson for her NSF grant! To learn about her research, go here:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2121931&HistoricalAwards=false

ABSTRACT Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) is an NSF Program seeking to stimulate human-centered fundamental and potentially transformative research that strengthens America’s infrastructure. Effective infrastructure provides a strong foundation for socioeconomic vitality and broad quali...

Congratulations to Soc MA Grad Student, Sloan Rucker for receiving the 2021 Barbara Espy Chenworth Scholarship from WGSS...
08/23/2021
Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes for Students

Congratulations to Soc MA Grad Student, Sloan Rucker for receiving the 2021 Barbara Espy Chenworth Scholarship from WGSS.

https://uh.edu/class/ws/students/scholarships/

Fellowships, Scholarships and Prizes for Students Congratulations to our 2021-22 FWS Scholarship Winners! UndergraduatesSusy Flores – H-E-B / WGSS Undergraduate ScholarshipAustin Mitchell – Maud Smith Paddock Undergraduate Scholarship Graduate StudentsGrete Norquist – Blanche Espy Chenowe...

The Sociology Department welcomes our newest assistant professor, Dr. Hyunseok Hwang. For the Fall 2021 term, he will be...
08/23/2021
Hyunseok Hwang

The Sociology Department welcomes our newest assistant professor, Dr. Hyunseok Hwang. For the Fall 2021 term, he will be teaching undergrad stats and lab.

https://uh.edu/class/sociology/faculty/hyunseok-hwang/

Hyunseok Hwang Assistant Professor Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M UniversityMPA, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University Email: [email protected] Download CV Biographical Summary Hyunseok Hwang is an assistant professor of sociology. He received a Ph.D. in sociolog...

With the beginning of the new academic year here, the Sociology department is wishing that all of our undergrads and gra...
08/23/2021

With the beginning of the new academic year here, the Sociology department is wishing that all of our undergrads and grads have a safe and healthy term during which they are able to have an insightful and supportive academic experience. Faculty, staff and TA’s are ready to guide the way!

Happy to be all together again in the department. Sociology grad TA’s preparing for the fall 2021 term so they can be as...
08/19/2021

Happy to be all together again in the department. Sociology grad TA’s preparing for the fall 2021 term so they can be as ready as possible to help our undergraduates succeed in their Soc courses.

Prof. Oyarvide Tuthill uses an intercategorical intersectional approach to examine the association between the intersect...
08/17/2021
The Intersection of Sexual and Racial/Ethnic Identity Centrality and Mental Well-Being among Black and Latinx Sexual Minority Adults - Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill, 2021

Prof. Oyarvide Tuthill uses an intercategorical intersectional approach to examine the association between the intersection of sexual and racial/ethnic identity centrality and mental well being among Black and Latinx Sexual minority adults.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/01902725211037637

Studies document how identity related processes, including identity centrality, shape mental well being. More research, however, is needed that considers how id...

07/04/2021
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Dr. Maria Monserud's article "Later-life trajectories of cognitive functioning among immigrants of Mexican origin: implications of age at immigration and social resources" was recently published in the journal Ethnicity & Health. The article was tweeted by the journal and was chosen for their Twitter page based on a select criteria of scholarship and interest to the larger academic and community audiences.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13557858.2018.1547370?journalCode=ceth20#.YNon-tYBDJU.twitter

UCD School of Sociology | Sociology Seminar Series
03/26/2021
UCD School of Sociology | Sociology Seminar Series

UCD School of Sociology | Sociology Seminar Series

Access to housing is recognised as one of the fundamental human rights by the United Nations international bodies and national legislation in Europe. However, there is consistent evidence of discrimination against ethnic minorities in the housing market. No such study has been carried out in Ireland...

Listen for Dr. Nelson's thoughts on the sharp rise in violent crime in Houston in 2020 on Houston Public Media feature i...
03/26/2021
Houston Leaders Grapple With Continued Rise In Violent Crime | Houston Public Media

Listen for Dr. Nelson's thoughts on the sharp rise in violent crime in Houston in 2020 on Houston Public Media feature interview that aired during The Texas Standard program on March 17.

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/criminal-justice/2021/03/16/393606/houston-leaders-grapple-with-continued-rise-in-violent-crime/

Murder and other violent crime went up significantly last year. Now Houston-area leaders are looking for answers as to why.

Gender & Society book review describes Under the Knife by UH Profs. Kwan and Graves as offering an "excellent" discussio...
03/11/2021

Gender & Society book review describes Under the Knife by UH Profs. Kwan and Graves as offering an "excellent" discussion of cosmetic surgery and boundary work. Furthermore, “…this book is a good addition to the literature on the topic, and is well written, easily followed, and a good example of research on these types of topics.”

Gender & Society book review describes Under the Knife by UH Profs. Kwan and Graves as offering an "excellent" discussion of cosmetic surgery and boundary work. Furthermore, “…this book is a good addition to the literature on the topic, and is well written, easily followed, and a good example of research on these types of topics.”

Congratulations to Dr. Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill on receiving funding from The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award...
03/11/2021
Team — Black. Migration. Houston.

Congratulations to Dr. Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill on receiving funding from The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award to promote Latin American-US Cultural Understanding for her interdisciplinary Black. Migration. Houston collaborative project that highlights the experiences of Black migrants
https://blackmigrationhouston.squarespace.com/team

Our TEAM Black. Migration. Houston. is a working group, a community, a collaborative project. It is made possible through the work of a coalition of scholars and community leaders including Rachel Afi Quinn, Soledad Álvarez Velasco, Lea Hellmueller, Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill, Gabriela Baeza Ventura, ...

Just a reminder that our graduate school information session is tomorrow at 1pm.  We'll answer all of your questions abo...
02/09/2021
Graduate Webinar RSVP

Just a reminder that our graduate school information session is tomorrow at 1pm. We'll answer all of your questions about graduate school. RSVP for the Zoom link to join!
https://forms.gle/AgNK3iCw8krpXCUFA

Graduate webinar presented by the Sociology Students Association Please fill out this form so we can get a better understanding of what the students at the University of Houston would like to know about graduate school! Date: February 10th, Wednesday at 1 pm (cst) * Must provide an answer We look fo...

Thinking about graduate school?  The Sociology Students Association, in conjunction with the Department of Sociology, wi...
01/26/2021

Thinking about graduate school? The Sociology Students Association, in conjunction with the Department of Sociology, will host a virtual informational session on graduate school for all interested undergraduate students at the University of Houston. The session will include a faculty panel who will describe graduate school, the application process, and will answer any questions that you have about our graduate program, as well as the graduate school experience more broadly. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 1pm via Zoom. Please RSVP using the below link, and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

https://forms.gle/AgNK3iCw8krpXCUFA

Thinking about graduate school? The Sociology Students Association, in conjunction with the Department of Sociology, will host a virtual informational session on graduate school for all interested undergraduate students at the University of Houston. The session will include a faculty panel who will describe graduate school, the application process, and will answer any questions that you have about our graduate program, as well as the graduate school experience more broadly. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 1pm via Zoom. Please RSVP using the below link, and a Zoom link will be sent to you before the event.

https://forms.gle/AgNK3iCw8krpXCUFA

Sociology in Action (SIA) Lecture Series will be hosting a talk by Dr. Rashawn Ray on Tuesday, February 16, 3-4pm (CST)....
01/08/2021

Sociology in Action (SIA) Lecture Series will be hosting a talk by Dr. Rashawn Ray on Tuesday, February 16, 3-4pm (CST). Registration required at http://I Houston.imodules.com/sociology021621 . Funding provided by the Department of Sociology and the UH Center for Public History Lecture Series.

Earn an M.A. in Sociology and prepare yourself for success in an information-oriented and global society!  Now accepting...
01/05/2021

Earn an M.A. in Sociology and prepare yourself for success in an information-oriented and global society!
Now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester.
All majors welcome. No GRE required. Financial assistance available. Deadline to apply is May 1st.

Prof. Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill 's collaborative project launches website. Black Migration Houston Project (BMP-HOU) is an ...
12/07/2020
Black. Migration. Houston.

Prof. Zelma Oyarvide Tuthill 's collaborative project launches website. Black Migration Houston Project (BMP-HOU) is an ongoing collaborative project that promotes research, writing and teaching tools that center the concerns of LGBTQ+ Black Migrants.

https://www.teachingblmphouston.net/

A resource page for and about Black LGBTQIA+ migrants.

10/23/2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED to DEC 1 for domestic applicants interested in applying to the UH Soc MA program.

Department of Sociology at the University of Houston invites you to apply to our graduate MA program. Deadline for Spring 2021 is Dec 1 and deadline for Fall 2021 is May 1. For more info see flyer or contact Prof. Anderson at [email protected] or Prof. Grigorian at [email protected] ... great program, great students and great faculty!!!

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