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PhD Student Michael Miner Earns First Prize in Competition

PhD student Michael Miner receives first prize in the Midwest Sociological Society’s graduate student paper competition for his paper “Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and the Shortage in Primary Healthcare: Professional Autonomy in the Public Discourse.” Congratulations Michael!

Advancing health science through collaboration

The Department of Sociology’s Noelle Chesley has teamed with Jake Luo, and W. Hobart Davies “to create TecHealth, an initiative that aims to harness and develop regional, inter-institutional and transdisciplinary research strength to solve problems at the intersection of health and technology.”

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

LGBT+ Champion of the Year – Cary Costello

Annual Fall Awards Ceremony
Cary Costello is recognized as the Chancellor’s LGBT+ Champion of the Year on October 11, 2017. The Department of Sociology’s Associate Professor Costello is the Coordinator of the LGBT Studies Program at UWM.

Wave of the Future: Microchip Workers

UWM Department of Sociology’s Noelle Chesley was quoted in the article “Wisconsin company holds ‘chip party’ to microchip workers.” Chesley stated that microchips and other body technologies are “the wave of the future.” The article (by Jeff Baenen) appeared in… Read More

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