ND SOC News from the Department of Sociology
University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters

Notre Dame Launches Social Movements Blog

Mobilizing Ideas, a new blog produced by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame, is bringing scholars, activists, and policymakers together like never before to discuss social movements and change. Read More


Elizabeth McClintock Researches Modern Love

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Aura McClintock, a recent hire in Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology, maintains a professional interest in a field that most of us at one time or another have tried an amateur hand at: mapping out the rules of attraction in dating and marriage. Read More


Sociology Alumni Employ Skills in Varied Professions

As a sociology major at the University of Notre Dame, Joshua Cook ’10 learned about everything from criminal behavior to popular culture to family dynamics. And the deeper he got into his studies, he says, the more he realized that “understanding human behavior could serve as a great foundation for a career in a variety of fields, including the business world.” Read More


Alumnus Robert Brenneman Publishes Book on Gangs and God

Robert Brenneman, who received his Ph.D. from Notre Dame’s Department of Sociology in 2010, recently published his second book, Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America (Oxford University Press, 2011). The book builds on Brenneman’s dissertation, a sociological exploration of the transformation that many gang youth make from gang “homie” to evangelical hermano (brother in Christ). Read More

Also in This Issue
  Christian Smith Wins Multiple Book Awards  

  Lyn Spillman Investigates Business Culture  

  New Course Helps Sociology Students Explore Media Influence  

  Graduate Students Build Winning Fellowship Record  

  Center for Research on Educational Opportunity Expands  

Affiliated Centers
  Center for Research on Educational Opportunity  

  Center for the Study of Religion and Society  

  Center for the Study of Social Movements  

  Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications