ND SOC News from the Department of Sociology
University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters
Spring 2014

New Hires Focus on Secrecy, Social Movements

Two recent faculty hires in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters are generating excitement, even outside the University. David Gibson, associate professor of sociology, and Ann Mische, associate professor of sociology and peace studies, joined the faculty in the fall of 2013. Read More


Alumni Bring Valuable Perspective to Medical School

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


New Professor Explores Child Mental Health Issues

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


Ph.D. Student Examines Gender Issues and Religion in South Africa, U.S.

Meredith Whitnah took the first step along her journey to becoming a University of Notre Dame doctoral candidate in sociology when she was just 10 years old. “I borrowed a copy of Cry, the Beloved Country my sister was reading for a class,” Whitnah recalls. Read More


CREO to Build International Scholarly Network

The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) has been designated an “international research network” by the World Education Research Association. This recognition of CREO’s leadership in the sociology of education will open new doors for international scholarly collaborations in research on educational inequality. Read More

Also in This Issue
  ND Getting New Social Sciences Building  

  Video: Student Interns at PricewaterhouseCoopers  

  Studying Politics and Development in Africa  

  Culture Warriors: Cultural Sociology at Notre Dame  

  Senior Examines International Students’ Notre Dame Experience  

  Recent Faculty Books  

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