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06/04/2020

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Dr. @sarahksshannon's @InsideOutPrExPr class was recently featured in Envision Athens' newsletter. As one inside student...
05/31/2020

Dr. @sarahksshannon's @InsideOutPrExPr class was recently featured in Envision Athens' newsletter. As one inside student says: "This class helped me realize that I am somebody. My work is not finished in my community...my voice can help ignite a change." http://ow.ly/1kKN50zUUiP

05/26/2020
Women's Studies @ UGA

Congratulations, Madison! “If we are to continue traveling and participating in global exchange, it is imperative that those with transnational privilege acknowledge their privilege and critically examine the origin of their drive to travel.”

Congratulations to UGA Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies student Madison Werner, whose work on the links between privilege and the gendered neoliberal notions of self-exploration via travel has been published in The Classic, the Writing Intensive Program’s journal of undergraduate writing and research. You can read "Eat, Pray, Love – A Self-Help Guide for the Colonialist Neoliberal" in the current issue, 5.1, online at http://theclassicjournal.uga.edu/index.php/5-1/.

Congratulations to Dr. Denise Woodall who recently defended her dissertation: "Formerly Incarcerated Activism as Transfo...
05/22/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Denise Woodall who recently defended her dissertation: "Formerly Incarcerated Activism as Transformative Intervention: A Feminist Examination of Identity, Intersecting Oppressions, Self, & Social Change Through Carceral Citizen Resistance." We'll miss you!

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Shelton @health_soc who recently defended his dissertation: "An Occupational Study: Nurse Pr...
05/21/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Shelton @health_soc who recently defended his dissertation: "An Occupational Study: Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Providers." Best of luck in your new job as assistant professor at Wayne State College, Jeff! You will be missed.

Opportunities to help in Athens! We received this information from a group called AthensHelpWithCovid.com. Sharing for t...
05/21/2020

Opportunities to help in Athens! We received this information from a group called AthensHelpWithCovid.com. Sharing for those interested in helping in Athens:

"We are launching AthensHelpWithCovid.com, an Athens-area partnership platform where UGA students and residents of Athens can sign up for volunteer positions that have opened up due to the pandemic and ongoing economic crisis, providing essential support to the community at this time. The platform streamlines volunteer opportunities so that local non-profits and government can recruit and on-board volunteers quickly and efficiently. Some of the positions will be on-site, and some can be done remotely.

As this situation continues to evolve, we anticipate that our community will need a lot of help from you in the coming days and weeks. Based on our conversations with local organizations, it is clear that they are looking for volunteers with a variety of skills—skills that so many of our UGA students possess — in management, communications, research and analysis, engineering, programming, driving, food preparation, planning, mask making and more.

We hope that you will consider going to AthensHelpWithCovid.com and signing up as a volunteer. We are currently letting local non-profits know about this platform and anticipate that many volunteer positions will be posted on the platform very shortly. You will be informed of the latest opportunities via a weekly newsletter.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]"

05/08/2020

Graduation 2020

05/08/2020

Hello again! It seems like Zoom and Facebook are having trouble getting along today. I'm going to try to play the video now just using Facebook. Third time will be the charm, right???

05/08/2020

Sorry everyone! We are working on restoring the live video!

Congratulations to Dr. Justine Tinkler who was chosen by The Honors Committee of the Southern Sociological Society to re...
04/17/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Justine Tinkler who was chosen by The Honors Committee of the Southern Sociological Society to receive the 2020 Katharine Jocher-Belle Boone Beard Award in recognition of her distinguished scholarly contributions to the understanding of gender and society! Dr. Tinkler will be recognized prior to the Presidential Address at the SSS Annual Meeting next year (2021).

Dr. @dawn_t_robinson is a co-PI on a project titled “Collaborative Research: Middle School Teacher and Student's Experie...
04/16/2020

Dr. @dawn_t_robinson is a co-PI on a project titled “Collaborative Research: Middle School Teacher and Student's Experiences with Artificial Intelligence via Computational Cameras,” funded by the @NSF. The grant is a four year, $1.5M project. Congratulations to Dawn!

Congratulations to Malissa Alinor @malissa_ka, Fernando Clark @fclark100, & Eric Klopack @etklopack for receiving @unive...
04/15/2020

Congratulations to Malissa Alinor @malissa_ka, Fernando Clark @fclark100, & Eric Klopack @etklopack for receiving @universityofga's Innovative & Interdisciplinary Research Grants to provide funding for research-related costs associated with their dissertations. @UGAGradStudies

PhD candidates Britta Girtz @Britta126 and @BrittanyTMartin  were awarded the @ugactl Outstanding Teaching Awards, which...
04/14/2020

PhD candidates Britta Girtz @Britta126 and @BrittanyTMartin were awarded the @ugactl Outstanding Teaching Awards, which recognize the top 10% of teaching assistants demonstrating superior teaching skills while serving in the classroom or lab. Congratulations, Britta & Brittany!

PhD candidate Tim Edgemon accepted 2 positions, yes, 2! 1) @OJPNIJ Postdoctoral Fellowship in fall '20 at @uofcincy Corr...
04/13/2020

PhD candidate Tim Edgemon accepted 2 positions, yes, 2! 1) @OJPNIJ Postdoctoral Fellowship in fall '20 at @uofcincy Corrections Institute; and 2) Tim will join @AuburnU fall '21 as Asst Prof (tenure track) in the Dept of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work. Congrats, Tim!

@SociologyUga alum Ashleigh McKinzie's article on disaster recovery & intersectionality is featured in @ASAnews' list of...
04/10/2020

@SociologyUga alum Ashleigh McKinzie's article on disaster recovery & intersectionality is featured in @ASAnews' list of journal articles related to COVID-19. Check it out: http://ow.ly/jl6v50zb7bz @AshleighElain

We are so lucky to have Ms. Kathy Lou serving students as our Academic Advisor! She has won the 2019-20 Transfer Champio...
04/08/2020

We are so lucky to have Ms. Kathy Lou serving students as our Academic Advisor! She has won the 2019-20 Transfer Champion Award from @UGAFranklin Office of Transfer Academic Services for demonstrating kindness, compassion, & support for transfer students. Congratulations, Kathy!

Congratulations to PhD candidate Jeff Shelton @health_soc who has accepted a tenure track position at Wayne State Colleg...
04/07/2020

Congratulations to PhD candidate Jeff Shelton @health_soc who has accepted a tenure track position at Wayne State College @waynestcollege in Nebraska! He will begin in the fall as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Psychology. @UGAFranklin @UGAGradStudies

Congratulations to UGA Sociology faculty members Dr. Jody Clay-Warner, Dr. Dawn Robinson & Dr. Justine Tinkler, who were...
04/06/2020

Congratulations to UGA Sociology faculty members Dr. Jody Clay-Warner, Dr. Dawn Robinson & Dr. Justine Tinkler, who were selected by the American Sociological Association Council to be the new editors of Social Psychology Quarterly (SPQ)! A well-deserved recognition of their considerable standing in the field!

Posted @withregram • @sco.uga Are you looking to stay updated on the status of different resources and services? Check o...
03/22/2020

Posted @withregram • @sco.uga Are you looking to stay updated on the status of different resources and services? Check out our student resources webpage: bit.ly/scoresources

Posted @withregram • @uga_dae @universityofga students....check your eLC! You now have access to a BRAND NEW eLC Experie...
03/22/2020

Posted @withregram • @uga_dae @universityofga students....check your eLC! You now have access to a BRAND NEW eLC Experience called "Resources for Online Learning". Within the Experience, you'll learn about online resources and strategies with space to practice these before classes resume on March 30th.

Posted @withregram • @universityofga Per USG’s direction, UGA has suspended classes for 2 weeks beginning March 16 and w...
03/17/2020

Posted @withregram • @universityofga Per USG’s direction, UGA has suspended classes for 2 weeks beginning March 16 and will move to online learning for the rest of the semester. Students are not allowed to return to campus at this time. More information will be released soon regarding when students will be allowed to return to campus to retrieve their belongings from residence halls.

03/17/2020
Georgia Football

Fours up, Dawgs! #HunkerDown

To all the members of The Bulldog Nation,

Thank you so much for your continued support during this time. We know that the current events have left us all with a feeling of great uncertainty, but we will continue to attack each day with a commitment to our community.

Football operations have been suspended. However, we have a greater mission that extends beyond sport alone. We find ourselves with an opportunity to further our commitment to each other. To direct our passion and energy towards the betterment of our world, and shelter the family we hold dear. Together, we will keep each other safe. Football is a team sport. And today, as members of our team, we need all of you.

Each one of us has the power to make a difference. To wash our hands regularly. To stay home if we’re sick, and safely distance ourselves. To protect. And when this is all over, we’ll be here, ready as ever. Be safe. Take care. Call your loved ones. Be a light to your community.

And as always, Go Dawgs!

- Coach Kirby Smart

Many thanks to Ms. Lou for repping Sociology at today’s Discovery Showcase! And thanks to the students who stopped by to...
03/04/2020

Many thanks to Ms. Lou for repping Sociology at today’s Discovery Showcase! And thanks to the students who stopped by to check us out!

Soc major Connor Lawhead sends word of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Organization's inaugural Auction for Parkinson's A...
03/02/2020

Soc major Connor Lawhead sends word of the Undergraduate Neuroscience Organization's inaugural Auction for Parkinson's Awareness on Th 3/5 w/ guest speakers, live music, & food. Free admission - donations are strongly encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Parkinson's foundation!

Majors and Double Dawgs Fair will take place this Wednesday, March 4 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in Tate Grand Hall. All 17 co...
03/02/2020

Majors and Double Dawgs Fair will take place this Wednesday, March 4 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in Tate Grand Hall. All 17 colleges and units will be represented, including UGA Sociology. Hope to see you there!

Fun exercise for your sociological imagination. What’s weird about where you’re from?
02/27/2020
The Society Pages

Fun exercise for your sociological imagination. What’s weird about where you’re from?

"What’s weird about where YOU’RE from? Doing this exercise is great for two reasons." Read a great teaching exercise for rethinking social context at https://bit.ly/2I0SUI3 via Sociological Images. Don't be afraid to get weird with it!!!

TOMORROW! Join us for a talk by Dr. Bin Xu of Emory Sociology on the politics of compassion. Friday, February 28 @ 3:30P...
02/27/2020

TOMORROW! Join us for a talk by Dr. Bin Xu of Emory Sociology on the politics of compassion. Friday, February 28 @ 3:30PM in 214 MLC.

Join us for our colloquium on Friday, February 21st featuring Dr. Rory McVeigh who will speak about "The Politics of Los...
02/17/2020

Join us for our colloquium on Friday, February 21st featuring Dr. Rory McVeigh who will speak about "The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment." 2:30pm (NOTE: earlier time than usual), 2/21, 214 MLC. See you there!

We welcome Dr. Ryon Cobb to the Department of Sociology, starting in August, 2020! He is a scholar of racial stratificat...
02/13/2020
Welcome Ryon Cobb! | Department of Sociology

We welcome Dr. Ryon Cobb to the Department of Sociology, starting in August, 2020! He is a scholar of racial stratification in the United States. Several agencies within and outside the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognize his accomplishments and promise as a researcher throughout doctoral and postdoctoral training. Recently, he participated in a year-long NIH-funded training and mentoring program housed in the Langone Medical Center at New York University. At UGA, he will primarily teach courses on race and ethnicity, aging, and health. Welcome, Dr. Cobb!
https://sociology.uga.edu/news/stories/2020/welcome-ryon-cobb

We welcome Ryon Cobb to the Department of Sociology. He will join us in August. He is a scholar of racial stratification in the United States. One line of his current research program operationalizes the idea that racial identification is a multidimensional social construct and assesses how self and...

We are so excited to welcome Vanessa Gonlin to the department beginning August '20! Vanessa is finishing her PhD in Soci...
02/11/2020

We are so excited to welcome Vanessa Gonlin to the department beginning August '20! Vanessa is finishing her PhD in Sociology at Texas A&M University, with certificates in Advanced Research Methods, Africana Studies, and Latino/a and Mexican American Studies. She studies & teaches topics on race & ethnicity, social identities, intimate & platonic relationships, & social demography. She is particularly interested in bi/multiracials, Black Americans and the African diaspora, Latinxs, and interracial relationships. Her research began with the question: What makes people feel part of a racial community? She investigates this question in terms of geographic space, relationship “preferences” and commitments, discrimination, colorism, and social inequities. Her interdisciplinary work may be found in Sociology of Race & Ethnicity, Sociological Perspectives, and Information, Communication & Society. Welcome, Vanessa! https://sociology.uga.edu/news/stories/2020/welcome-vanessa-gonlin

Join us this Friday, 2/7 @ 3:30pm in MLC 214 for a talk by Dr. .Andre Brock of Georgia Tech on black cybercultures! Spon...
02/04/2020

Join us this Friday, 2/7 @ 3:30pm in MLC 214 for a talk by Dr. .Andre Brock of Georgia Tech on black cybercultures! Sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts & the Georiga Workshop on Culture, Power and History.

Our spring colloquium series continues this Fri., 1/31@ 3:30pm with Dr. James Igoe Walsh of UNC Charlotte speaking about...
01/28/2020

Our spring colloquium series continues this Fri., 1/[email protected] 3:30pm with Dr. James Igoe Walsh of UNC Charlotte speaking about "Stress, Growth, and Emotion: The Role of Group Membership." This talk is sponsored by the Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction. See you in MLC 214!

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Simons on being named Regents’ Professor for his nationally & internationally recognized, inn...
01/23/2020

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Simons on being named Regents’ Professor for his nationally & internationally recognized, innovative, and pace-setting research! Ron has published 240+ peer-reviewed articles (33,000+ citations) & won over $45 million in grants. Dr. Simons studies the processes by which social experiences become biologically embedded and influence mental and physical health outcomes. Congratulations, Dr. Simons! https://t.co/t7C7ILdEqK

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