The UT Sociology graduate program ranked #15 in the nation
The Department of Sociology at UT is pleased to share the news that our graduate program was ranked #15 in the nation in a survey of satisfaction of graduate students and recent graduates of sociology departments, as reported on the website Graduateprograms.com. This honor reflects our commitment to graduate education.
Erica Davis accepted to the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab program
Congratulations to sociology undergraduate major in the environment program Erica Davis was accepted to the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab program and will be spending the summer in Blacksburg doing research with the dynamics of water and societal systems. This interdisciplinary program involves investigating complex, systems-level interactions within a watershed, as well as communicating findings with various stakeholders and the general public. She will also be attending the 2014 American Ecological Engineering Society Conference as part of this opportunity.
Jenna Lamphere chosen to participate in the Science, Technology and Society summer research-training program
Congratulations to PhD student Jenna Lamphere who has been chosen as one of 15 fellows out of over 40 applications to participate in the Science, Technology and Society summer research-training program funded by NSF at Vanderbilt University. This one-week summer training seminar for Ph.D. students will examine topics related to environmental sociology, social movements, public participation, technological transitions, and the science-public interface.
Shefner and win ASA PEWS section Best Article Award, 2013
Congratulations! Jon Shefner, Head of Sociology, is the co-author of the best article awardfrom the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) section of the ASA. The article, available free and open access, was published in the official ASA journal of the section. Shefner, Jon, and Julie Stewart. 2011. "Neoliberalism, Grievances and Democratization: An Exploration of the Role of Material Hardships in Shaping Mexico’s Democratic Transition." Journal of World-Systems Research 17: 353-378.
New PhD Stoner wins Marxist Sociology section Best Paper Award, 2013
Congratulations! Alex Stoner is the recipient of the Albert Szymanski-T.R. Young/Critical Sociology Marxist Sociology Graduate Student Paper Award of the ASA's Marxist Sociology Section, for his article, “Sociobiophysicality and the Necessity of Critical Theory: Moving beyond Prevailing Conceptions of Environmental Sociology in the USA” Critical Sociology doi:10.1177/0896920512471217. Available at http://crs.sagepub.com/content/early/recent