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Atef Said Published in Contemporary Sociology

Atef Said has published a book review in Contemporary Sociology. It is a review for the following book: Almeida, Paul. Mobilizing democracy: globalization and citizen protest. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.   To read…

Sociology well represented at Southern Demographic Association

UIC Sociology had five students (two undergraduate honors students and three graduate students) present their work at the Southern Demographic Association meetings in San Antonio, October 14-16. They are (in alphabetical order): MA student Rebecca Abbott…

Rachel Gordon writes an Op-ed in The News-Gazette

“College major widens gender gap in STEM employment” based on collaborative research between UIC Sociology Professor Rachel Gordon and Syracuse University’s Margaret Usdansky. Dr. Gordon would like to thank the Institute of Government and…

Jerome Hendricks recently published an essay on Mobilizing Ideas

In the essay, “Inter-Coalition Collaboration as the Impetus for a National Record Store Day”, Hendricks discusses issues of coalition success or failure as well as the reciprocity necessary to legitimize new understandings that can supersede…

Carla Ilten recently published a paper in Social Media and Society

In the paper titled, “Use Your Skills to Solve This Challenge!”: The Platform Affordances and Politics of Digital Microvolunteering”, Ilten investigates the microaction affordances and implications of a microvolunteering platform. The full article can be found…

Lain Mathers recently published a paper in Social Currents

The paper titled, “Contemporary Religion and the Cisgendering of Reality”, outlines a generic process in the reproduction of inequality that Mathers and co-authors J.E. Sumerau and Ryan T. Cragun name cisgendering reality. The full paper can be…

Maria Krysan's Research cited on Slate.com

Several residential segregation and racial attitude studies by Maria Krysan, UIC professor of sociology, are cited in a Slate.com article examining issues of race and neighborhood preferences.  http://slate.me/1FdxYoQ

Rachel Allison quoted in Forbes

Dr. Rachel Allison, recent UIC Sociology graduate, was quoted in Forbes about her research on Hook-Up Culture.