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On April 23, Prof. Oyarvide Tuthill will present on  health disparities across sexual identity, along with information o...
04/13/2022

On April 23, Prof. Oyarvide Tuthill will present on health disparities across sexual identity, along with information on clinical research openness/participation within the LGBTQ population at the 2022 Clinical Research and Engagement Conference at Texas Southern University

Check out our updated bulletin boards next to the Soc office for some cool info. If any of our current students or alums...
03/30/2022

Check out our updated bulletin boards next to the Soc office for some cool info. If any of our current students or alums want to share Soc related activities/projects/jobs that they are involved in, just DM us and we’ll see if we can put that info together and share similarly.

Join us Monday! Online event Sociology in Action lecture by Professor Jackie Hagan!!!https://www.uh.edu/class/sociology/...
03/25/2022
Sociology in Action Lecture

Join us Monday! Online event Sociology in Action lecture by Professor Jackie Hagan!!!https://www.uh.edu/class/sociology/sia/

Sociology in Action Lecture 2022 Skills of the "Unskilled": Work, Gender, and Mobility Among Mexican Migrants Guest Speaker: Jacqueline Hagan, Ph.D.Kenan Distinguished Professor of SociologyThe University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited....

Prof. Oyarvide Tuthill will be part of a panel sponsored by UH Center for Public History on April 6 at 12:30pm for the s...
03/21/2022
Center for Public History Calendar of Events

Prof. Oyarvide Tuthill will be part of a panel sponsored by UH Center for Public History on April 6 at 12:30pm for the screening and discussion of "Cured" documentary that outlines the activism that spurred the removal of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Check out the calendar for CPH for more info: https://uh.edu/class/ctr-public-history/about/cph-calendar/

University of Houston, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences - Calendar of Upcoming Events

03/12/2022

Support for Ukraine on campus….

Help us help Sociology students! Give $20 (or more!) TODAY!!A generous donor is making a matching gift commitment of $12...
03/07/2022
UH Giving Day 2022 | Donate

Help us help Sociology students! Give $20 (or more!) TODAY!!

A generous donor is making a matching gift commitment of $12,500 to help fund our new Sociology Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship. In honor of UH Giving Day, which is today, the donor will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts to the Sociology Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship made by 11:59 pm on March 7.

To donate, you can go here:
https://allinforuh.com/giving-day/46582/donate?des=194254&dept=48674

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QUESTIONS ABOUT GRAD SCHOOL?  The Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Sociology Students Association will be...
02/10/2022
Sociology Graduate Panel RSVP

QUESTIONS ABOUT GRAD SCHOOL? The Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Sociology Students Association will be hosting an informational session with a faculty panel on graduate school options in sociology. We will give a brief presentation and then give plenty of time for you to get all of your questions answered. Refreshments provided! Wednesday, March 9 from 11:30-12:30 in the Werlin Room (PGH 448). Come join us! Please RSVP using the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5H8FJCm2lj0tin3WOUN0c3G8rhSA1Ooko7A9DfqNzXOTN0g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Date: Wednesday, March 9th Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m. Location: PGH 448 Werlin Room

It's that time of year again!  Now accepting applications for Fall 2022 enrollment in our M.A. program in Sociology. All...
01/18/2022
Prospective Students

It's that time of year again! Now accepting applications for Fall 2022 enrollment in our M.A. program in Sociology.
All majors welcome. No GRE required. Financial assistance available through both assistantships and scholarships. Deadline to apply is April 1st for international applicants and April 15th for domestic applicants. https://www.uh.edu/class/sociology/graduate/prospective-students/

Prospective Students

01/14/2022

Congratulations to Chelsea Cooper!!! We are happy to announce that our recent MA recipient and current Lecturer, Chelsea Cooper, has won the 2022 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis award in the category of Social Sciences, Education and Business for her thesis: "Childlessness in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Her thesis was selected from among a highly competitive group of nominations. Her award will be presented at the 2022 CSGS Annual Meeting to be held February 17-19 in Raleigh, NC.

With the Spring 2022 term just a few days away, the Sociology Grad student TA’s are all smiles and energized to work wit...
01/14/2022

With the Spring 2022 term just a few days away, the Sociology Grad student TA’s are all smiles and energized to work with faculty to ensure a successful academic term for the undergrads. Undergrads, get ready ’cause we are ready to help!!! We have the best TA’s!! Go sociology!

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/

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.

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