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    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.

    Welcome to Christin Munsch, our new hire!

    We are pleased to announce that Christin Munsch will be joining the department in the fall of 2013.  Her research and teaching specialty areas include the topics of gender, social psychology, sexuality, and quantitative methods.  Welcome Christin!

    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!

    Furman sociologist quoted in Greenville News

    Aaron Passell, our intrepid urban sociologist, was quoted extensively throughout a recent front page article on gentrification in Greenville.

    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.

    Carmel Price to present research in Denver

    Carmel Price, ACS Postdoctoral Fellow, will present her recent research, “Intersectionality: Moderating Effects of Gender and Demographic Characteristics of Environmental Concern” at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Denver.