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Department of Sociology


Faculty News:Jaclyn Wong

Kudos to Professor Jaclyn Wong on her book receiving an Honorable Mention for the 2024 ASA Sex & Gender Distinguished Book Award!

Kudos to Victoria Money!

Congratulations to graduate student Victoria Money who will be awarded a Bilinski Fellowship!

Welcome our new undergrad lab assistants!

This semester, Alex, Emma, and Khushi are learning more about social psychology experiments!

Faculty News: Mathieu Deflem

Mathieu Deflem received a Director's Award from the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies!

Faculty News: Jaclyn Wong

Professor Jaclyn Wong published a new article in Gender and Society

Faculty News: Jun Zhao

Professor Jun Zhao published a new article in Social Psychology Quarterly

Faculty News: Kathleen Broussard

Professor Kathleen Broussard just published an article in Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Faculty News:Jennifer Augustine

Professor Jennifer Augustine co-authored article with former graduate student, Mia Brantley

Former Chair Ron Maris has passed

The Department is saddened to announce the passing of emeritus professor Ronald (Ron) Maris.

Faculty News: Matthew Brashears

Professor Matthew Brashears and Ph.D. candidate Nick Harder have been awarded a multi-year grant ($190,000) from the Army Research Office.

USC research shows discrimination harms more than morale in the workplace

Managers who discriminate may cause all of their employees to become less productive at work, according to a study by University of South Carolina sociologists.

Exciting Opportunities at USC's Department of Sociology!

Join the USC (University of South Carolina) Department of Sociology for two incredible tenure-track assistant professor positions in the fields of Inequality/Statistics and Family and Gender.

Faculty News: Laura Brashears

View Laura Brashears contribution to "Student, Mexican American Student, or White Student? The Relative Influence of Identity Prominence on Academic Performance, Educational Aspirations, and Academic Self-Esteem."

Congratulations to Instructor Erin Davenport!

Instructor Erin Davenport won the 2023 Wilson Teaching Award for her years of teaching in her graduate department at UNC. The award "recognizes graduate students that have demonstrated an excellence in teaching. Award winners have full responsibility for teaching an undergraduate course and are nominated based on official course evaluations, creative and innovative teaching methods and content, and promise as an educator." Dr. Davenport graduated from UNC in May with her PhD in sociology and looks forward to continuing to teach at USC, after joining the department in January.

Check out Kathleen Brossard's new publication!

Assistant Professor Kathleen Broussard has a new open access article in JAMA Network Open.

jimi adams will join the department in Spring 2024!

We are very excited to announce that jimi adams will join our department as Full Professor in Spring 2024! Professor adams is an expert in social networks, health, and diffusion processes, and will add to our teaching and research clusters in social networks and health.

Congratulations to Instructor Erin Davenport!

Erin Davenport has successfully defended her dissertation and will be graduating with her Ph.D in May!

Dueling Demands

Assistant professor of sociology Jaclyn Wong's book "Equal Partners?" dives into relationship inequality within dual-professional couples.

Check out Joe Quinn's new article in Social Forces!

Assistant Professor Joe Quinn recently co-authored an article entitled "Shared Identities and the Structure of Exchange Distinctly Shape Cooperation"

View our exciting employment opportunities!

The Sociology Department is seeking two new faculty: an Assistant Professor and an open rank professor (Assistant, Associate or Full professor) who use Social Networks in the study of Family & Gender, Health and Wellbeing and Methods.

Department will welcome Jun Zhao as Assistant Professor!

We are very excited to announce that Jun Zhao will be joining us Fall 2023! Jun's research interests include social networks, social psychology, race, gender and health.

Congratulations to Ph.D student Nick Heiserman!

Nicholas Heiserman has accepted an Assistant Professor position at Oklahoma State University beginning Fall 2023!

Congratulations to Instructor Laura Brashears!

Laura Brashears has been awarded $9000 through a College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Incentive grant to conduct joint research with Steven Wahle, a Social Work Ph.D student, examining the effects of student veterans' identities and networks on their willingness to utilize student veteran resources on college campuses.

Professor Jaclyn Wong's new book will be available April 2023!

Professor Jaclyn Wong's book titled "Equal Partners? How Dual-Professional Couples Make Career, Relationship, and Family Decisions" is scheduled to come out in April 2023 and is available for pre-order now

Check out Professor Brent Simpson's new research on radical protest tactics!

Professor Brent Simpson's new research on radical protest tactics covered in an article in the Guardian and other outlets about protesters throwing soup on Van Gogh painting.


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