Numerous publications, awards, and other accomplishments of sociology faculty, staff, students, and alumni can be found in the department newsletter.
Justin Denney, professor, sociology, and a co-author received the University of Minnesota Population Center’s 2021 IPUMS Health Surveys Research Award for Published Research for their article “Hearing Impairment, Household Composition, Marital Status, and Mortality Among U.S. Adults” in Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
Julie Kmec, professor, sociology, coauthored “Managing Racial Diversity: The Context of State Legal and Political Cultures” in Social Science Research.
Clayton Mosher, professor, and Scott Akins, alumnus (PhD ’02), sociology, WSU Vancouver, coauthored “Recreational marijuana legalization in Washington State – Benefits and harms” in Legalizing Cannabis: Experiences, Lessons, and Scenarios.
Namrata Ray, doctoral student, sociology, and Jugal Marfatia, graduate student, mathematics and statistics, were selected as finalists in the National Football League’s Big Data Bowl 2020 based on the innovation, accuracy, relevance, and clarity of their submission, which they presented at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Justin Denney, associate professor, sociology, coauthored “Racial Disparities in Health and Health Behaviors Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Heterosexual Men and Women in the BRFSS-SOP” in Taylor & Francis Online.
Julie Kmec, professor, and Lindsey Trimble O’Connor, alumna, sociology, coauthored “Is It Discrimination, or Fair and Deserved? How Beliefs about Work, Family, and Gender Shape Recognition of Family Responsibilities Discrimination” in Social Currents.
Alana R. Inlow, doctoral candidate, sociology, authored “Does land use matter? Understanding homicide counts beyond the effects of social disorganization” in Homicide Studies.
Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, professor, sociology, and colleagues authored “Work Value Transmission from Parents to Children: Early Socialization and Delayed Activation.” Work and Occupations.
Mariana Amorim, assistant professor, sociology, and colleagues coauthored “Multiple-partner fertility and the growth in sibling complexity” in Demography.