Alumni News

2022 PhD graduate Antonio Paniagua Guzman joins Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team

Antonio Paniagua Guzmán (‘22, PhD Sociology) joined Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team in July. Memory Keepers focuses on collaborative research to improve dementia outcomes in Indigenous and rural communities.

Sociology’s recent PhD graduate Michael Miner publishes an article

Michael Miner (‘20, PhD Sociology) argued the case for hiring sociologists both in academia and in the private sector in an article he wrote for Footnotes, the magazine of the American Sociological Association.

Alumni Daniel Bartholomay receives an award while teaching at Texas A&M University

Dr. Daniel Bartholomay

Daniel Bartholomay Ph.D. and UWM alumni from Sociology’s graduate program, has been chosen as this year’s Outstanding Faculty Speaker at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and gives a virtual talk about his research on November 11, 2020. Daniel shared the following message with his Sociology professors “This honor is in large part a result of the training and mentorship I received while at UWM, so I am excited to share this news with my alma mater!” We are very proud of Daniel’s recent successes!

Sociology Alumna Erin Grunze

Erin Grunze (’03, MA Sociology) was appointed the next executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. She takes over the position from the previous director, Andrea Kaminski, on Jan. 1, 2018.

Sociology Alumnus Michael Hirsch

Michael Hirsch (’80 BA Sociology, ’84 MA Sociology) is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

Sociology Alumna Molly Poppie

Sociology alumna Molly Poppie’s job is to understand everything about consumers as vice president of data science at Nielsen Holdings. Read the article, Great Ratings

Stephanie Baran: Women and Nature

Sociology PhD Student Stephanie Baran recently published, “Visual patriarchy: PETA advertising and the commodification of sexualized bodies” in a book titled Women and Nature: Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment. Congratulations, Stephanie!

Alumna publishes in Social Problems quarterly journal

Alumna Emily Brooke Schimke (Emily Schultz, MA 2015) authored a paper entitled “Techniques of Neutralization and Identity Work Among Accused Genocide Perpetrators” for Social Problems, a quarterly journal of The Society for the Study of Social Problems.

L&S Focus: Alumna Sabrina Nettles

In Focus online magazine features an article about Sociology and Psychology alumna, Sabrina Nettles, who works to improve the sexual health of the people of Washington D.C. Nettles is responsible for working with clinics and doctors’ offices to identify and… Read More

Rodríguez Named President of University at Albany

Havidan Rodríguez, UWM Sociology MA Program graduate, has been named the 20th president of the University at Albany.