About 75 million boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are alive and well in America, comprising the nation’s second-largest age demographic. Their increased life span creates a financial puzzle: They have more time to work (earn money) and enjoy life (spend money), while also incurring health-care costs and other expenses.
The University of Minnesota Libraries’ new exhibit, “A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommunists, Racism and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942”, brings to life an especially turbulent and troubled time in the University’s history.
Sociology professor Joshua Page, has partnered with Joe Soss, Cowles Professor for the Study of Public Service at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, to explore the “financialization” of the criminal justice system as a predatory system of governance.
Joachim Savelsberg received the American Sociological Association (ASA) section for Crime, Law, and Deviance (CLD) 2017 Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award for his accumulated body of scholarship.
Undergraduate sociology major, Adam Hurlburt is featured in an opinion piece in Community Voices on MinnPost as part of a project in Assistant Professor Jack DeWaard’s spring 2017 topics course: Immigration to the U.S.: Beyond Walls.
Professor Elizabeth Heger Boyle received a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant for a project to increase accessibility to survey data on women and children's health from the 20 poorest countries in the world.
Professor Josh Page wrote an editorial for the Sacramento Bee based on his ethnographic research on the bail system, and in response to recent publicity regarding a proposed senate bill in California to restructure the CA bail system.
Sarah Lageson (PhD Alumni 2015) is the winner of the University of Minnesota Graduate School's "Best Dissertation Award" in the Social Sciences and Education for 2017. This is a considerable honor for her, for her dissertation advisor (Chris Uggen), for our program, and a tribute to her excellent research record