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April 2022

Vo successfully defends her MA Thesis


Congratulations to Tiffanie Vo who successfully defended her M.A. thesis, "Parenthood Premiums and Penalties among Asian American Workers: Exploring the Income Differences across Gender, Marriage, and Parenthood ." Her committee included Cyrus Schleifer(Chair), Ian Carrillo, and Sam Perry. 

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April 2022

Dr. Maher Wins Provost’s Community Engagement Award


Congratulation to OU Sociology Dr. Erin Maher who has recieved the Provost’s Community Engagement Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity. This award is given to faculty who have shown evidence of "mutually beneficial partnership with community organizations and leaders, research addressing critical community needs,  and important and innovative community-based research within the last three years". 

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April 2022

Wiser successfully defends her MA Thesis


 

Congratulations to Sally Wiser who successfully defended her M.A. thesis, "Illicit Masculinity: Examining Gender Differences in Adolescent Drug Use." Her committee included Meredith Worthen (Chair), Julie Gerlinger, and Mitch Peck.

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April 2022

Sam Perry Wins Award for Excellence in Research


Congratulation to OU Sociology's Dr. Sam Perry who recently received the Award for Excellence in Research in the Social Sciences from OU's Vice President for Research and Partnerships. During his seven years at OU, Dr. Perry has published 4 books, over 100 peer reviewed articles, and won numerous award for his research productivity. 

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April 2022

Dr. Chapple Wins Holden Faculty Award


Congratulations to OU Sociology's  Dr. Connie Chapple!  Associate Professor Chapple has been selected for the 2022 Holden Faculty Award in the College of Arts and Sciences. This honor is awarded to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching courses at the freshman or sophomore level and who exhibits excellent leadership in research. 

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March 2022

Dr. Carrillo publishes in Global Dialogue

Ian Carrillo. Foto:Daniela Nader.

 

Congratulations to OU Sociology assistant professor Dr. Ian Carrillo,  who recently published an article in Global Dialogue, the open access public sociology magazine of the International Sociological Association. Dr. Carrillo's essay "Racism and Anti-Environmentalism in US Politics"  discusses the linkages between racism and anti-environmentalism, and how cross-racial solidarity is needed to create public goods for planetary survival.

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February 2022

Sociology PhD Student Okuwa wins runner up in 3MT


Congratulations to OU Sociology PhD student Oyindamola (Oyin) Okuwa who was the First Runner-up and won the People's Choice Award for Outstanding Presentation in the campus wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competion.  The 3MT is a graduate student competition testing participants capacity to explain their research in three minutes using language appropriate for a non specialized audience. Oyin won $2500 for winning both awards.

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February 2022

Dr. Peck Publishes New Book on Inequality


 

Congratulations to Sociology Professor Mitch Peck on the publication of his new book (with Paul Ketchum) Disproportionate Minority Contact and Racism in the US: How We Failed Children of Color.  Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) refers to the proportional overrepresentation of minority youth at each step of the juvenile justice system. This book addresses the important issue of color-blind racism across the criminal justice system.

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February 2022

Two Sociology Graduate Students in the Finals for 3MT


 

Congratulations to Sociology MA student Sally Wiser and PhD student Oyindamola Okuwa who have qualified for the finals of the campus wide Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.  The 3MT is a graduate students competition testing participants capacity to explain their research in three minutes using language appropriate for a non specialized audience. 

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February 2022

Dr. Chapple Named Director of OU Carceral Studies Consortium


OU Sociology Associate Professor Connie Chapple was recently named the faculty director of University of Oklahoma Carceral Studies Consortium. Dr. Chapple will serve as incoming director during the spring semester, and officially assume the position on July 1, 2022. Dr. Chapple's research specialties are on the causes and consequences of crime and criminal justice involvement  and she has published over 28 articles, chapters, and edited books on the topics on Crime and Incarceration.

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January 2022

OU Sociology Welcomes it's Newest Faculty Member


The department of sociology is proud to introduce the newest member of our faculty, Assistant Professor Annabel Ipsen! Professor Ipsen's joins our faculty from Colorado State University. She completed her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on International development, agri-food systems, gender, and environmental sociology. Dr. Ipsen starts her position at OU in the Spring 2022 semester.

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