Faculty News

Prof. Celeste Campos-Castillo Awarded a $50k Grant from Facebook Research

Sociology Prof. Celeste Campos-Castillo along with Co-PI Prof. Linnea Laestadius from the Zilber School of Public Health will be conducting focus groups with a racially and ethnically diverse sample of adolescents to determine how best to design a chatbot. The… Read More

Read what Prof. Cary Costello had to say to USA Today about how bodies are framed as projects in social media today, in positive and in harmful ways.

Read the USA Today article.

On November 8, Jennifer Jordan will give a talk about hops in pre-Prohibition California, as part of the Chicago Brewseum’s “Beer week.”

Monday, November 8 2021 6:00pm

The talk is free and virtual, and starts at 6 pm Milwaukee time.

Click here for event details

Dr. Cary Costello is nominated for 2021 UW System award

Sociology’s Associate Prof. Cary Costello has been nominated for the 2021 Dr. PB Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on behalf of LGBTQ+People. Click here for more information about the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award.

Sociology Prof. Celeste Campos-Castillo and School of Public Health Prof. Linnea Laestadius receive funding for their new project

Together with a team of UWM students, Associate Professors Celeste Campos-Castillo and Linnea Laestadius are going to start a youth advisory board to 1) gather their input on developing research projects studying the impact of artificial intelligence (e.g., chat bots,… Read More

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of LGBTQ+ Studies interviewed for an article on LGBTQ+ experiences during the pandemic

“Everyone has a tendency to avoid dealing with difficult issues, and in the U.S., a favored tactic for avoidance is staying busy. It is socially lauded for us to work long hours, leaving us limited time for personal lives that… Read More

Associate Professor Noelle Chesley to Sit on Panel: Using Data Wisely to Help Communities of Color: What you Need to Know

Friday, October 15th, 2021 12:00-1:00pm Zoom (Register Here) Download the PDF flyer for more information.

Prof. Tim O’Brien’s research featured in the Washington Post

Timothy O'Brien

“Religion has taken on a meaning such that even nonreligious people affiliate with it, because that meaning has become politicized,” O’Brien said.

The Long 2020: McKenzie Wark and Cary Costello

Professor Cary Costello presents a talk on the manufacturing of sexual panics in order to deny rights to marginalized groups, focusing on the case of trans people.

Jennifer Jordan & Good Beer Hunting

Jennifer Jordan recently published a piece based on the research for her new book, and was also interviewed about it on the Good Beer Hunting podcast.