Department of Sociology, University of Kansas

Department of Sociology, University of Kansas One could argue that academic sociology in the United States began at 5:00 pm on Monday, February 3, 1890, when Professor Frank Wilson Blackmar convened the first "Elements of Sociology" class at the University of Kansas.
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Congratulations to Professor Joane Nagel!"Joane Nagel, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology...
12/01/2020
AAAS Announces Leading Scientists Elected as 2020 Fellows

Congratulations to Professor Joane Nagel!
"Joane Nagel, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Sociology, was elected a 2020 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her distinguished contributions to the scientific study of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality as they shape political actions, social movements and engagement."

A virtual induction ceremony for the 489 newly elected Fellows will take place following the 2021 AAAS Annual Meeting in February.

Congratulations to Brian Donovan on the release of his new book!
11/02/2020
'American Gold Digger'

Congratulations to Brian Donovan on the release of his new book!

A new book reveals the untold history of this stereotype’s influence on society and law

Professor ChangHwan Kim, along with Andrew Taeho Kim, Scott Tuttle and Yurong Zhang, has published a new article about p...
10/21/2020
Asian American unemployment

Professor ChangHwan Kim, along with Andrew Taeho Kim, Scott Tuttle and Yurong Zhang, has published a new article about pandemic-related unemployment.

Asian Americans are more affected by pandemic-related unemployment than any other racial group

Professor Paul Stock's New Farmers is being featured by the Hall Center's Humanities in the Wild!Check it out!University...
09/24/2020
Upcoming Hall Center Events

Professor Paul Stock's New Farmers is being featured by the Hall Center's Humanities in the Wild!
Check it out!
University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall Center for the Humanities

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08/31/2020

Well the second week of classes has begun. How are all of you feeling? Getting into the swing of things?

We have missed you!

06/15/2020
Our Spring 2020 SOC 161 Social Problems and American Values Honors class have written op-eds on the social impacts of CO...
06/09/2020
SOC 161 Project 2020

Our Spring 2020 SOC 161 Social Problems and American Values Honors class have written op-eds on the social impacts of COVID-19. Check it out!

SOC 161 Project 2020 Qays Abu-Saymeh - An Inflection Point in the Climate Crisis and the Health of China Adrian Blanco - COVID-19 Shows More Than Just Lack of Preparation Allie Burch - Making Your Voice Count: Incarceration and COVID-19 Karis Brown - Institutionalized Discrimination Leyton Brunner -...

Professor David Ekerdt has been awarded the GSA's 2020 Donald P. Kent Award.
05/28/2020
Ekerdt earns GSA's 2020 Donald P. Kent Award

Professor David Ekerdt has been awarded the GSA's 2020 Donald P. Kent Award.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen David J. Ekerdt, PhD, FGSA, of the University of Kansas as the 2020 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award.

Congratulations to Professor David Ekerdt on his new book!
05/26/2020
Downsizing in later life

Congratulations to Professor David Ekerdt on his new book!

A KU professor encourages older people to confront their possessions

The University of Kansas
05/05/2020

The University of Kansas

Join us on Sunday, May 17 for an online event commemorating KU’s Class of 2020. The day's program will include video tributes, musical performances, and messages from the chancellor, students, alumni, and other Jayhawks.

The walk down the Hill is irreplaceable, and we plan to hold a traditional commencement ceremony at a later date. For now, we hope you join us in celebrating this milestone. For more details, visit 2020grads.ku.edu.

University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
05/01/2020
University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

From the time she arrived at KU in 2007, Kelly Houghteling knew she wanted to give back. Now, she's fulfilling her ambitions as a public servant and an advocate for women in local government. Discover why she's our newest Hawk to Watch.

➡️ rockcha.lk/KHoughteling

Professor William Staples comments on surveillance and technology during a pandemic.University of Kansas College of Libe...
04/17/2020
Technology to track COVID-19 raises fears of mass surveillance - Roll Call

Professor William Staples comments on surveillance and technology during a pandemic.
University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Lawmakers and privacy experts worry that new monitoring systems could lead to widespread surveillance of the health data and private movements of Americans.

Oh how we miss being on campus at this most glorious time of year!
04/16/2020

Oh how we miss being on campus at this most glorious time of year!

Since many of us are away for now, here are some virtual spring Postcards from Campus showing off the blooming beauty on the Hill. 🌹 🌼 🌷 🌸

Professor William Staples has been awarded a grant to support research about how public internet users navigate the inte...
04/10/2020
Online privacy for 'the digitally homeless'

Professor William Staples has been awarded a grant to support research about how public internet users navigate the internet and what security threats they face.

KU team working to safeguard experience for public internet users

Our very own Professor Kelly Chong was recently quoted in the Kansas City digital magazine Flatland about xenophobic rea...
04/09/2020
Age of Coronavirus: Quarantine Diary

Our very own Professor Kelly Chong was recently quoted in the Kansas City digital magazine Flatland about xenophobic reactions to the pandemic. Check it out!
University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The COVID-19 outbreak has inspired an uptick in overt xenophobia.

A very interesting post featuring Professor William Staples, among others, from the University about using smartphone da...
04/07/2020
Age of Coronavirus: Grading Our Social Distance Through Smartphones

A very interesting post featuring Professor William Staples, among others, from the University about using smartphone data to grade social distancing.

A company named Unacast is tapping location data from mobile phones to track our social distancing efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.

The University of Kansas
04/02/2020

The University of Kansas

During the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Kansas’ motto “Ad astra per aspera,” Latin for “To the stars through difficulties,” seems more poignant than ever. John James Ingalls, who coined the motto in 1861, said, “The aspiration of Kansas is to reach the unattainable; its dream is the realization of the impossible.“ 🌻

ThanKU!
03/27/2020
Research departments across KU donate supplies to test for COVID-19

ThanKU!

As states around the country continue to struggle obtaining adequate supplies to test for the coronavirus, researchers at the University of Kansas stepped in to help fill the void in the Sunflower State after a request from Gov. Laura Kelly. Kelly’s office requested lab kits to help process COVID-...

03/27/2020

How is everyone holding up out there? We have made the transition to all online classes and are doing our best to stay safe. We hope you are as well.

Today is the statewide tornado drill.  Every building has instructions posted in a central location (and usually most st...
03/03/2020

Today is the statewide tornado drill. Every building has instructions posted in a central location (and usually most stairwells) on where to go to stay safe in the event of severe weather.

This is a test. This is only a test.

With the beginning signs of spring all around, Laurie White, the ISB Facility Manager, is not only keeping safety a priority in the labs but also preparing occupants for building evacuations and the threat of severe weather. To coincide with KU's test of the emergency alert system today, Laurie showed the occupants where the safest and potentially most dangerous places are to be in ISB in the event of a tornado.

Thank you, Laurie, as it's always a good reminder with the severe weather season almost here!

Erin Adamson and former KU Professor Cecilia Menjívar have published a new research article.  Check it out!Center for La...
01/24/2020
The Impact of Adjacent Laws on Implementing Violence Against Women Laws: Legal Violence in the Lives of Costa Rican Women | Law & Social Inquiry | Cambridge Core

Erin Adamson and former KU Professor Cecilia Menjívar have published a new research article. Check it out!
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Institute for Policy & Social Research

The Impact of Adjacent Laws on Implementing Violence Against Women Laws: Legal Violence in the Lives of Costa Rican Women - Erin Adamson, Cecilia Menjívar, Shannon Drysdale Walsh

12/24/2019
Winter scenes on the KU campus

It isn't snowy, but we can dream...
KU Alumni Association

Enjoy the beauty of the University of Kansas campus with our selection of photos from winters past.

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