Sociology Department Accomplishments May-Sept. 2019


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.

Kristen Kalz & Kandice Grossman. “Facebook Activism: Comparing Standing Rock and West Lake Landfill.” Society for the Study of Social Problems. 

Nathan Katz. “Beyond Donors: Toward a Sociology of Campaign Expenditures.” American Sociological Association Mini‐Conference: States of Exception? Political Conflict, Culture & Populism in the Trump Era.

Emily Murray. “Racism and health: Residential segregation and lead exposure." American Sociological Association.

Jeff Stilley. “Ideology and the Making of a Militant Bridging Organization: Allies in the Kansas City Women’s Trade Union League, 1910‐1919.” American Sociological Association.


Eileen Avery. Students in Soc 3600: Criminology contributed over 3,500 hours of community service as part of their service learning through the course.

Joan Hermsen. Selected for campus course redesign process for Soc2200: Social Inequalities.

Melissa Horner. Worked with faculty in MU College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (CAFNR) on curricular issues related to racial literacies and decolonizing knowledge.

Melina Constantine Miseo. Teaching the first ever Transgender Studies course at Mizzou in Fall 2019 for the Department of Women’s & Gender Studies.


Teah Hairston. Mary Elizabeth Gutermuth Award for Community Engagement. MU Graduate School.

Kristen Kalz. Irma D. Mathes Dissertation Support Award. Sociology Department.

Melina Constantine Miseo. Mary Elizabeth Gutermuth Award for Community Engagement. MU Graduate School.

Melina Constantine Miseo. MU Inclusive Excellence and Engagement Individual Award. UM Office of Extension and Engagement.

Melina Constantine Miseo. Irma D. Mathes Teaching Excellence Award. Sociology Department.

Doug Valentine. MU Honors College Outstanding Faculty Award.

Doug Valentine. GPC Excellence in Student Leadership Award.

Doug Valentine. Induction into Rollins Society.


Teah Hairston. Facilitated Workshop: “The connection between mental health and physical health.” Sisters Mentally Mobilized. California Black Women’s Health Project. Sacramento, CA.

Melissa Horner participated in a Community Workshop "Ending Bias, Bigotry, and Racism." Montana Racial Equity Project.

Melissa Horner. Curricular project: “Indigenizing Education: Foregrounding Native Voices, Ways of Knowing, and (Hi)Stories within Schools” for the Indian Education for All (IEFA) for the State of Montana Office of Public Instruction.

Doug Valentine. Instructor. Missouri Scholars Academy.