2013-14 Sociology Colloquium Series
Seminar room (BOL 757),
noon - 1:30pm.
Sep 27th - Prof. Aki Roberts
Oct 18th - Prof. John Roberts
Nov 15th - Prof A. Aneesh
Jan 24th - Prof. Marcus Britton
Feb 21st - Prof. Heeju Shin
Mar 28th - Workshop
Apr 25th - Presentation by graduate students
Faculty in the Media
Prof. Cary Costello was interviewed for The Huffington Post about how intersex children are labelled on birth certificates and the implications for bodily integrity. The interview may be viewed here.
Prof. Jennifer Jordan was interviewed on the "Chewing the Fat" podcast about a unique austrian dumpling dish, popular during the holiday season. It may be listened to here.
Prof. Aki Roberts was interviewed by the Post Crescent on the rise of unsolved homicides in Wisconsin in the past decade. The article may be viewed here.
Prof. Noelle Chesley presented the 2013 Schmidt Lecture on technology use and the consequences of work intensification at the College of William and Mary this spring. You can view the lecture here.
UWM Department of Sociology
Department Chair: Donald E. Green
Welcome to Sociology
Sociology is the study of patterns of social relations and how those patterns shape what people do and think. I like to joke that even hermits are shaped by society because, after all, they can only survive with the skills they learn from society. From community and conflict, family and inequality, social change and religion, crime and conformity, class and race, gender and work, few fields offer students such breadth in the study of the social world we all inhabit.
For undergraduates we offer an exciting array of classes, where students can study everything from human sexuality to the sociology of culture, from issues related to aging to pressing questions of inequality and poverty. Students have great opportunities to work closely with our faculty and teaching staff; our wide range of courses offers undergraduates both breadth and depth in their study of sociology.
For graduate students we offer an excellent master’s and PhD program. Our MA program has long provided outstanding training as preparation for PhD programs or for work in the "real world" of non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies. Our new PhD program offers advanced training, in general sociological theory and cutting edge methodologies for the analysis of social data, with particular emphasis on expertise in the analysis of social inequalities and social institutions. Check out the Prospective & Incoming Students link for more detail about the companies and organizations where our graduates work and the PhD programs to which MA students have gone.
UWM sociology faculty members are engaged in innovative research and teaching across a wide range of topics and our faculty members come from the best universities in the country. We are both deeply rooted in the Milwaukee area and very involved in research on an international scale. We conduct research around the corner from UWM, and in places as far-flung as India, Taiwan and Peru. Check out the faculty webpages for more details on faculty publications and areas of expertise.
We hope you will join us!
Donald E. Green
Associate Professor and Chair