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Bearing Witness to Protest in Rio de Janeiro Favelas

June 20, 2014 •  Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Kellogg PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel (sociology) reports from Rio de Janeiro where she is conducting pre-dissertation field research on slum “pacification” with an Institute graduate research grant. Read More >

'Trophy Wife' Stereotype is Largely a Myth, New Study Shows

June 18, 2014 •  Shannon Chapla

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Most people are familiar with the “trophy wife” stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, placing little importance on their other traits, including physical appearance, and that men look for pretty wives but don’t care about their education or earnings. New research, however, by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows the trophy wife stereotype is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women’s careers. Read More >

Kerry Ann Rockquemore to Speak at Notre Dame Graduate School Commencement

June 04, 2014 •  William G. Gilroy

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore, who received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1999, will deliver the address at the University’s Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Compton Family Ice Arena. Rockquemore will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award at the Graduate School Awards Dinner on May 16. Her address will be the centerpiece of the Graduate School Commencement ceremony the next day, when the University will honor its master’s and doctoral degree recipients. Read More >

Culture Warriors: Cultural Sociology at Notre Dame

April 28, 2014 •  Omar Lizardo and Terence McDonnell

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame has traditionally been recognized for its continuing strengths in the sociology of religion, the sociology of education, and the study of social movements and political sociology. In recent years, Notre Dame has managed to firmly establish itself as a hub for excellence in cultural sociology, to the point where it is safe to consider Notre Dame one of the few places that can call themselves “culture departments” without danger of stretching the meaning of that term.


 

 

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Recent Faculty Books

April 21, 2014 •  Arts and Letters

Check out this list of books recently published by faculty members in Notre Dame's Department of Sociology.  Read More >

Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

April 21, 2014 •  RenĂ©e LaReau

Three Notre Dame researchers—combining expertise in psychology, religion, and peace—have been awarded a grant from Notre Dame International’s Global Collaboration Initiative to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The researchers will join with a team of scholars from universities in Israel and Palestine. Read More >

Graduate Students Honored For Research

April 21, 2014 •  Mary Hendriksen

Notre Dame’s annual Graduate Research Symposium on Feb. 27 showcased the accomplishments of Notre Dame graduate students in the Graduate School’s four divisions: humanities, social science, engineering, and science. Read More >

Sociologist Focuses On Intersection of Politics, Development in Africa

April 21, 2014 •  Aaron Smith

As a college student, Erin Metz McDonnell wanted “to experience a world view as completely different from my own as possible, a way of life that would take me out of my Midwestern comfort zone.” She chose Ghana and fell in love with the country. Now a Kellogg Assistant Professor of Sociology at Notre Dame, McDonnell continues to explore the region in her research and teaching. Read More >

New Sociology Professor Focuses on Social Side of Child Mental Health Issues

April 17, 2014 •  Aaron Smith

Sociologist Sarah Mustillo ’96 combines real-world experience and statistical expertise to explore the social origins of child mental health issues. This fall she returned to Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters to continue her innovative research as a professor in the Department of Sociology. Read More >

Sociology Alumni Bring Liberal Arts Perspective to Medical School

April 17, 2014 •  Carrie Gates

What would make a patient withhold information from his or her doctor? How do class, race, and ethnicity affect the quality of health care a patient receives? What social factors help determine the illnesses we contract and the best treatment plan for them? A growing number of Notre Dame students who pursue a career in medicine are finding the answers to these questions through a combination of sociology and Arts and Letters Pre-Health coursework. Read More >