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Please join us in welcoming our newest faculty member: Dr. Erin Maher! Professor Maher’s research focuses on early childhood, child welfare, and stratification and inequality and she will be joining us as an associate professor in Fall 2018.
Congratulations to all the Undergraduate Sociology Award winners for 2018. These awards were presented at the 1st annual Sociology End-of-Term Lawn Party and Senior Send-off Picnic.
Congratulations to all the Graduate Sociology Award winners for 2018. These awards were presented at the 1st annual Sociology End-of-Term Lawn Party and Senior Send-off Picnic.
Congratulations to Melissa Maxey, who successfully defended her Master’s thesis “Future of Failure?: Studying the Effects of a Shortened Schedule on the Academic Success of Students."
Congratulations to Donabelle Hess, who defended her doctoral dissertation "Military Life-Demands: Marital Quality, Distant Parenting and Child Well-Being Among Deployed Service Members"
Congratulations to Dr. Renee Philipp who has successfully defended her dissertation entitled: Is Bias in Criminal Justice Decision-Making Replicated at Post-Sentencing?
Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Jones, PhD who has successfully defended her dissertation entitled: Violence in the Lives of Women Prisoners.
Congratulations to Melissa Jones who has accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor at Brigham Young University. She will be starting in the fall of 2018 in the Department of Sociology.
Congratulations to Xiaoshuang (Iris) Luo, who successfully defended her Master’s thesis “Is there a Marriage or Parenthood Income Penalty among Police?: A Case Study of Occupational Gender Inequality in the Public Sector”
OU Sociology Professor Samuel Perry has co-authored an Op-Ed for the Washington Post that explains why white conservative protestants remain more likely to support Donald Trump.
Sociology Major Visha Patel wins the CAS Outstanding Senior Award – Social Science Division.
Congratulations to Rick Wolford on receiving a National Science Foundation’s National Research Traineeship Fellowship for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
The Department of Sociology’s Inside Out program featured in SOONER MAGAZINE.
Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Perry on being selected as the recipient of the 2018 Rothbaum Outstanding Assistant Professor Award!
Julie Gerlinger (PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2017) joins the department as an assistant professor. Julie's research focuses on crime, inequality, and education.