sociology

Archer Addresses Social Theory Lecture

Professor Margaret Archer will give a free lecture Friday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m.

Sleep Study: Sociology's Mairead Eastin Moloney Interviewed for Live Science

A recent online article contemplated what life might look like if there were a cure for sleep, and the possible sociological impacts that would follow.

Her Roots Run Deep: Shannon Bell's Book Continues to Earn Top Honors

Assistant Professor of Sociology Shannon Bell described her recent book, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice, as a project that gives voice to her subjects: women fighting against the environmental effects of coal mining in Appalachia.

New Faculty 2014: Meet Tony Love

The Department of Sociology is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Tony Love to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by David Cole.

 

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New Faculty 2014: Meet Mairead Moloney

The Department of Sociology is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Mairead Moloney to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty members who joined the College of Arts and Sciences in the fall 2014 semester.

 

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

 

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We're All Friends Here

Scholars Speak on Chinese Capital in Africa, Female Heroin Dealers in Chinese Prisons

Chinese involvement in Africa and female drug dealers in Chinese prisons are the topics of this fall’s Distinguished Scholar Series, sponsored by the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute.

A Healthier Understanding of Society

Health doesn’t end at biology - there are many societal and environmental factors that can play a crucial role. The University of Kentucky will be introducing a new Health, Society, and Populations program that will be focused on approaching health illness from a social and structural standpoint in order to recognize the diverse factors that influence well being and available health services. In this podcast, Erin Koch, a professor in the Department of Anthropology, and Carrie Oser, a professor in the Department of Sociology, discuss the new program, its potential impact on the study of health and medicine, and what they are most excited for as co-directors.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard

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Volunteering for a Better South Africa: Sara Compion

Noticing a lack of literature on volunteerism in South Africa, Sociology graduate student Sara Compion decided to focus her studies on home. Within her research, Compion began investigating connections between volunteering and democratization while also exploring why many South Africans volunteer, titling her dissertation “Volunteering and democratization in Africa: How individual traits and national contexts inform non-political volunteering.”  In this podcast, Sara Compion discusses her research, interest in volunteerism, and about receiving the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant.

This podcast was produced by Casey Hibbard.

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Appalachian Studies Association Honors Dwight Billings

Professor Dwight Billings received the Appalachian Studies Association's Cratis D. Williams/James S. Brown Service Award.

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