Faculty News

Prof. Noelle Chesley featured in the College of Letters & Science April 2022 In Focus issue

Chesley has identified four possible problems with automated hiring systems, and also has some possible solutions that may address some of their potential harms. Automation and the Great Resignation: Sociologist takes on hiring systems

Prof. Noelle Chesley to speak at The Wisconsin Workforce Development Association’s annual Talent Development Conference (TDCON) on April 7 & 8 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Join us at #TDCON2022 on April 7th & 8th to hear Prof. Noelle Chesley present her thoughts on how employers might be hiring the wrong way as she examines Automated Hiring and Worker Shortages. Details on how to register for… Read More

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.