Articles from May 2023

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A Student Profile of Darshaun Smith

Monday, May 22, 2023
The multitalented Darshaun Smith will long be remembered at the University of Iowa for the many ways he has brightened our lives during his student career.
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Success as a Public Scholar: An Interview with Professor Victor Ray

Monday, May 22, 2023
Less than 10 years after earning his PhD from Duke University, Victor Ray is a renowned sociologist and public scholar.
Yujia Lyu

Relating to People at Work: Yujia Lyu’s Journey to a PhD

Monday, May 22, 2023
Yujia Lyu travelled from China to the University of Iowa’s Center for the Study of Group Processes to study how people relate to each other at work.
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Where Criminology Leads: A Profile of Alec Hillbo (MA 1996)

Monday, May 22, 2023
A department alum tells us where they've been since earning their Masters degree.
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Phoenix Rising: The New Center for the Study of Group Processes

Monday, May 22, 2023
Despite a global pandemic and physical destruction, The Center for the Study of Group Processes “rises from the ashes” to continue the pursuit of internationally renowned research on group processes.
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Why Sociology? Reflections on the Decision to Become a Sociologist

Monday, May 22, 2023
Professor Bodi Vasi wondered how sociologists choose their profession. Not many, he thought, grew up wanting to be a sociologist instead of a YouTuber or an astronaut. He asked two professors and two graduate students in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Here’s what they said….
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A Warm Welcome to Professor Amber Joy Powell!

Monday, May 22, 2023
Our newest assistant professor of sociology and criminology, Dr. Amber Joy Powell, has already made a significant contribution to our department’s vibrant intellectual culture.
Louise Seamster

Sociology Students Gain Real Experience to Relieve Student Debt

Monday, May 22, 2023
In Professor Louise Seamster’s innovative class, Racial Wealth Gap: Black Debt/White Debt, students analyze an important social problem and then work to help solve it.
Michael Sauder

Chair's Welcome Letter

Monday, May 22, 2023