Sociology Newsletter

Sociology Newsletter

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2013-14 Sociology Colloquium Series

Sociology Distinguised Lecture Series
Thursday, April 17, 2014
2:30–3:45pm, Union 191
Prof. Christopher Lyons, University of New Mexico

Colloquium Series

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 - Sociology Graduate Workshop: Writing
Apr 25th - Kenneth Jackson
                 Emily Schulz

Colloquia are held in Bolton Hall, Room 757, 12:00–1:30 pm


Faculty in the Media


Prof. Noelle Chesley wrote a blog article for the London School of Economics and Political Science about the advantages and disadvantages associated with increased technology use in the workplace. It may be read here.

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.

More News and Events


UWM Department of Sociology

Department Chair: Donald E. Green


Sociology returns to Bolton Hall

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!

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Donald E. Green
Associate Professor and Chair