Sociology Research Institute (SRI)

Jennifer Dawn Carlson, PhD
Jennifer Dawn Carlson, PhD

The Department of Sociology celebrates graduate student research at the Sociology Research Institute (SRI). This academic festival provides an opportunity for our students to present their research in a professional meeting format. Honoring the achievements of our students and faculty, we invite our alumni and friends to reflect on a tremendous group of scholars and their cutting-edge research, teaching, and service. 

PLEASE NOTE this is a UMN Sociology event for our graduate students, faculty, and staff ONLY. 

SRI 2024

On April 5, 2024, the Department will welcome Professor Jennifer Carlson as our keynote speaker.

Jennifer Carlson is a Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University and a 2022 MacArthur Fellow. Her award-winning work examines the politics of guns in American life.

Professor Carlson will present "Merchants of the Right: What Gun Sellers Tell Us about US Democracy in Crisis.”

Award-winning Research, Teaching, and Service

The Sociology Research Institute Celebration is also a time when we honor achievements in research, teaching, and service:

  • Graduate Research Paper Award
  • Graduate Student Instructor Award
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
  • Scholarship & Fellowship Awards
  • Faculty Mentoring Award
  • Department Service Contribution Award
  • Public Sociology Award
  • Past Award Winners

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