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Dr. Nicole Jones has received a 2019 Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant for her project, "Product of the Environment: Racialized Space and Health among Black Missourians." 

The Mizzou Alumni Association supports the development of faculty through its Dr. Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grants program. Since its launch in 1994, the alumni association has provided start-up funds of about $650,000 to more than 300 faculty members for the initiation of research or professional development projects and in recognition of the creativity and productivity of faculty.

C. Edwin Vaughan, Professor Emeritus of the University of Missouri Sociology Department has published a book in collaboration with Fredric K.

Alexandrea Ravenelle, who earned her MA in Sociology and her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies and Journalism) from MU has earned her PhD in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center in New York City in May of 2018.  Her book Hustle and Gig: Struggling and Surviving in the Sharing Economy, will be published in March 2019 by the University of California Press.  Hustle and Gig is based on interviews with nearly 80 gig economy workers, and their stories underline the volatil

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.

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