News

Dr. Clarence Y.H. Lo's article “Business Collaboration Within the Nazi War Machine: Corporations and the State in the Austrian Semi-periphery” has been accepted by the Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie to be published November 2019.

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Scholarship

Avery, Eileen. E., Baumer, Michele D., Hermsen, Joan. M., Leap, Braden, Lucht, Jill R., Rikoon, James S., & Wilhelm Stanis, Sonja. A. In press. "Measuring Place of Residence Across Urban and Rural Spaces: An Application to Fears Associated with Outdoor Recreation.” The Social Science Journal

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Presentations

Teah Hairston. “Us for Us: Black Women's Narratives of Resilience as Family Members of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Humans.” Society for the Study
of Social Problems.

Teah Hairston. “Us for Us: Safe Black Spaces as Sites of Resistance.” Association of Black Sociologists.

"Resisting 'Politics as Usual': Examining the Rise of Anti‐Establishment Politics..." by Mizzou Sociology Department alumna Dr. Lindy S. Hern was published 30 August 2019  in the Journal of Historical Sociology.

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." 

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Social and Cultural Perspectives on Blindness:  Barriers to Community Integration

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

Cover of Hustle and Gig

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

Between Teaching and Caring in the Preschool (2019, Lexington Books) “Talk, Interaction, and Preschool Teacher Identity"

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 too

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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: 

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