Sociology Faculty Research Interests and Areas of Specialization
UWM’s designation as an R1 institution indicates robust research activity, and the Sociology Department fills a critical role in social science research at UWM. Our faculty have a broad range of research areas. Prospective graduate students should browse the faculty pages to identify a good fit between our research areas and their interests.
UWM prides itself on our undergraduate research programs. As early as freshman year, students can build their resume through hands-on research experience. Prospective and current undergraduate students can reach out directly to faculty to inquire about research opportunities in their area or work through the Office of Undergraduate Research.
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Sociology Research News
- Sociology Professors John & Aki Roberts win Best Paper AwardThe editors of Criminology & Public Policy, a journal of the American Society of Criminology, announced that Aki Roberts and John Roberts (both Sociology) won the journal’s Best Paper Award for Later-Career Scholars this year for their article, “Clearing Crimes in the Aftermath of Police Violence.”
- Prof. Noelle Chesley to give keynote address at local conferenceSociology Prof. Noelle Chesley will be delivering a keynote address at the National At-Home Dad Network Conference in Milwaukee on September 23rd entitled: Expanding Care: The Benefits to Families (and Society) of Men in Caring Roles. See HomeDadCon – The National At-Home Dad Network (athomedad.org) for more information.
- Prof. Gordon Gauchat’s recent publication is featured in the August edition of UWM’s INFOCUSSociology Prof. Gordan Gauchat publishes a new paper titled, “The Legitimacy of Science” which leads to an interview and feature story in UWM’s IN FOCUS, August 2023 edition.
- Prof. Tim O’Brien Publishes the Tenth Edition of Readings for SociologyDirector of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Tim O’Brien, published the Tenth Edition of Readings for Sociology, as co-editor.
- Professor Jennifer Jordan was recently interviewed about her book on the Beer Ladies PodcastListen to Professor Jordan's interview as she discusses the book she's currently working on about hop farming in Wisconsin and how women were critical to the practice.