The Department is pleased to announce the recruitment of two new faculty members. Scott N. Brooks joins us from the University of California-Riverside. He is jointly appointed as associate professor of sociology and Black Studies, tenured in sociology. Dr. Brooks’ areas of specialization are race and ethnicity; social inequality; urban sociology; the sociology of sport; and qualitative research methods. Erica Morales joins us from UCLA as a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology. Dr. Morales’ areas of specialization are race, class, and gender; sociology of education; the sociology of African Americans and Latina/os; and qualitative methods.
We also are pleased to announce that current faculty member Amit Prasad has been promoted to associate professor of sociology with tenure. Dr. Prasad’s areas of specialization are the sociology of science; medicine and globalization; and sociological theory.
Professor and department chair Jay Gubrium is on research leave for the 2012-13 academic year, in residence at the Care, Health, and Welfare Program of the Oslo University of Applied Sciences in Norway. Professor Ibitola Pearce serves as interim chair in his absence.