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Furman sociologist’s research featured in The Wall Street Journal

Kyle Longest’s research on how entrepreneurs creating businesses out of their personal hobbies was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Sociology Department Hires Two new Faculty Members

Claire Whitlinger (Michigan) and Joe Merry (Ohio State) will be joining the faculty in the fall of 2015.

New Book from Faculty Member

Ken Kolb publishes new book:

Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling

Department research cited in civil rights investigation

Research conducted by students in the 2012 Public Sociology class was recently cited in a legal complaint submitted to the Federal Highway Administration. The FHA is currently investigating the SC DOT to determine if they violated Title VI of the Civil Rights act when they demolished the Hampton Avenue Bridge in the Southernside neighborhood of Greenville, SC.

Sociology faculty present research

Profs Kolb, Longest, and Munsch all presented original research at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in New York between Aug 9-13. They are back and looking for student co-authors to present with at next year’s meeting in San Francisco! Stop by their offices to ask about undergraduate research opportunities at Furman.

Sociology major to conduct summer research in Birmingham, AL

Alexa Singer (’14), has been awarded one of four spots from a national search to conduct criminal justice research at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. This summer research program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

Man Up?

Come hear CJ Pascoe give a talk about her research on masculinity and sexuality in high schools. January 16, 7pm, Burgiss Theater. CLP

Sociology of Dance? Sports Analytics?

Consider signing up for one of our department’s offerings during the 2013 May Experience session.  These are short (2-3 weeks) courses that offer half the credit of regular courses.  They are quick, fun, and intense.  Spots are limited, sign up today!

Medicine Program Information Session

On Wednesday, November 19 at 5 PM in JH105 come find out about this exciting engaged learning opportunity that combines Medical Sociology and Medical Ethics and incorporates extensive field work in the Greenville Hospital System. Applications are due Monday, November 5 by 5 PM. Contact Dr. Kristy Maher for more information.

Sociology Faculty headed to Denver

In August, Furman sociology faculty will participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Society. Ken Kolb and Kyle longest will be presenting papers and presiding over a few sessions, and Paul Kooistra will be organizing our job-search interviews (we’re hiring again!).