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John Pruit, who earned his PhD from the University of Missouri Sociology Department, has published a book titled Between Teaching and Caring in the Preschool (2019, Lexington Books).  The book is subtitled “Talk, Interaction, and Preschool Teacher Identity,” precisely conveying its concern with the complex narrative interplay in teachers’ identity of the competing discourses of caring and learning in the preschool context.  The book is based on his MU dissertation research, which took a constructionist perspective articulated in yearlong ethnographic fieldwork.

Click through to access the PDF to read more about the exciting field of Sociology, and find links to more information and great resources.    A major in sociology prepares you for the challenges of the 21st century. Critical thinking, research and data analysis, communication skills, and intercultural and global perspectives are in demand in the workplace as well as in the world at large. Sociology equips you with the sophisticated understanding of complex issues necessary in an increasingly diverse and interconnected global society.

Lisa Martino-Taylor, who earned her PhD from the Sociology Department at Mizzou in 2011 has published the book Behind the Fog: How the U.S. Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans, which has garnered some attention in the news as seen in this October 2017 article from the AP: 

 https://www.apnews.com/4da06e584a614035afc8d20e4416bbda/Cold-War-radiati...

Steve Barnard, former doctoral student in the program, published a book titled Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Politics, and the Transformation of  Journalism (Palgrave Macmillan 2018). Notably Steve has strong written endorsements from two top scholars in media sociology and communications, Rodney Benson at NYU and Nick Couldry at the London School of Economics and Political Science. As of July, 2018, Steve is at St. Lawrence University in New York.

The University of Missouri Department of Sociology and a few of his students are organizing a memorial for the life of Prof. Ted R. Vaughan, 2-4:30 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Columbia, MO.  At Palmer Room 100a located in the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute on S 9th st.  After the memorial, we hope people will go to The Olde Heidelberg, Ted's 'REAL' classroom, and continue the celebration of his life. Click through to read some of the remarks presented at the memorial.

 

 

 

 

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