Professors Joyce Bell and Doug Hartmann are featured in an article entitled The Concerns of Student Protesters and What Sociology Has to Offer in the July/August 2016 ASA Footnotes, a publication of the American Sociological Association.
Professor Michelle Phelps has a blog post at Scatterplot responding to a new study by Harvard Economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr. that was published in The Upshot column at the New York Times, with “surprising new evidence” that there is no racial bias in who gets shot by the police.
Professor Phyllis Moen's new book, Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose, describes a new life stage, sandwiched between conventional adulthood — traditional careers and childrearing — and conventional old age.
Sociology professor Christopher Uggen is the University's 100th Regents Professor. The designation, conferred in June 2016, is the highest level of recognition given to faculty by the University. His research on felon disenfranchisement has affected policy in 20 states and the lives of countless people who are formerly incarcerated.