U of M professors Michelle Phelps (College of Liberal Arts, Sociology) and Rachel Hardeman (School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management) talk about their research. An episode of Almanac on tpt.
We reaffirm our Department’s commitment to research, teaching, and advocacy that helps push forward justice and equity in Minneapolis and beyond. This includes supporting Black students, staff, and faculty at the University; working towards alternatives to policing; and dismantling white supremacy in U.S. society.
Professor Cawo Abdi of the Department of Sociology co-writes this op-ed for MinnPost. "If we want young people to act differently, our society, our leaders and most importantly our institutions must act differently."
We write to express our collective outrage, despair, and grief over the murder of George Floyd and to speak out about the broader forms of state violence and structural racism that led to Mr. Floyd’s death and the local, national, and international uprisings that have followed.
“I think it’s more likely than not,” Hartmann said. “It’s something we rely on, and the fact that it’s gone right now is robbing us of a really important part of the human experience.” Professor Doug Hartmann is quoted in this Pioneer Press article.
A study using cell phone location data gave initially gave Minnesotans an A grade for their compliance with social distancing, but in recent weeks, that grade has declined to a D. University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Sociology and Law Joshua Page joins us to discuss the reasons why we do or do not comply with governmental directives and the advice of medical experts.
As more Minnesota businesses reopen and social distancing becomes more relaxed, COVID-19 has become one of the leading causes of death in the state, a KARE 11 analysis has found. Professor Rob Warren gives his insight.
Sociology senior Nahrissa Rush - recipient of the department's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Paper Award and soon-to-be Sociology PhD student at Ohio State - has been named the Undergraduate Student Speaker at the 2020 CLA Virtual Commencement Celebration.
Sociologist Michelle Phelps co-authored an article that discusses the risks of COVID-19 infection that come from adults in the prison system "churning" through cycles of probation and parole revocations.
Fox 9 Article. The coronavirus is forcing a new trend in the workplace... or more like... out of the workplace. It can be tricky to make working from home work for you. Phyllis Moen, a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, is an expert on workplaces - she gave us some tips on the pitfalls to avoid while working at home.
The unemployment rate for workers age 55+ climbed from 2.6% to 3.3% in March, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute, as job losses began. Professor Phyllis Moen gives her expertise to this article from Next Avenue.
In this episode of Dialogue Minnesota, Professor Doug Hartmann discusses the cultural significance of sports and physical activities and how the absence of both impacts our sense of community and self.