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The Department of Sociology at Notre Dame has signature strengths in cultural sociology, the sociology of education, political sociology and social movements, and the sociology of religion.


Video: Jessica Collett receives 2017 Sheedy Award

Author: Arts and Letters

Jessica Collett, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, received the 2017 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award at a faculty reception in her honor on December 5, 2017. The highest teaching honor in the College of Arts and Letters, the Sheedy Award was created in 1970 to honor Rev. Charles E. Sheedy, C.S.C., who served as dean of Arts and Letters from 1951 to 1969.

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Sociology Colloquium Series hosts Clayton Childress, University of Toronto


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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Clayton Childress received his PhD in Sociology from the University of California - Santa Barbara in 2012. In 2010-2011 he was a predoctoral fellow at Copenhagen Business School and the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology. In 2011-2012 he was a visiting instructor at Wesleyan University. In 2012-2013 he was postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Organization and in the Dept. of Sociology at Princeton University.…

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