Alumni News

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.

Noelle Chesley and Britta Johnson Co-authors, 2014

Sociology faculty member Noelle Chesley and alumna Britta Johnson (MA 2011) are co-authors of two published journal articles: “Information and Communication Technology Use and Social Connectedness over the Life Course,” Sociology Compass, and “Technology Use and the New Economy: Work… Read More