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This talk tells the story of American High, a school characterized by acceptance, connection, and kindness. But it’s also a place where race, class, gender and sexual inequalities are narrowly understood as problems of individual merit, meanness, effort, or emotion rather than systemic issues requiring deeper intervention. At American High, messages about love and kindness allow folks to avoid addressing these issues, ones often labeled as “…
Status is a form of inequality based on esteem, respect, and honor. It is ancient and universal yet nevertheless pervades modern institutions, organizations and everyday life. Although we see it all around us in the workplace, the classroom, the neighborhoods we live in, the groups we socialize in, we barely understand status as a social process, what it is and why it matters both to individuals and for inequality in society. Status is often…
The concept of "class crystallization" finds its roots in Weber’s work, where he delves into the multidimensional nature of social class, which implies the consistent ranking individuals hold across various dimensions in social classification systems. In American sociology, research on class crystallization traditionally adopts a snapshot approach. In this study, I view class crystallization as a dynamic process reflecting the coherence among…
This talk provides an in-depth exploration of the lives of refugees and migrants, based on in-depth ethnographic research conducted in Malaysia, which is home to an estimated 8 million foreigners (and over half a million displaced/forced migrants).  The focus is on how migrant, displaced and undocumented groups and communities play vital roles economically yet continue to face significant structural and institutional challenges in host…
Join the UGA Sociology Department for a talk with Christopher Wildeman from Duke University titled “How Much Does Having a Family Member Incarcerated Cost” were he will discuss the following ideas. “How Much Does Having a Family Member Incarcerated Cost” Garrett Baker/Duke University Sarah Jobe/Duke University Christopher Wildeman/Duke University & ROCKWOOL Foundation Research Unit ABSTRACT Each year, several million Americans spend a…
This presentation synthesizes the findings from two separate but related research efforts examining the tactics employed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in the 20th century to inculcate settlers in the United States with pyrophobic values. By examining USFS fire suppression rhetoric from 1905-present, as well as carrying out a systematic analysis of Smokey Bear campaign materials, these combined research efforts reveal how settler colonial…
Join the Department of Sociology for a Speaker Event with our newest Doctor!  Alyssa Brown, Ph.D. Nov 1, 3:00-4:00 at the Miller Learning Center, Room 214.
Join us on Friday 10/13 at 3PM as Sarah Groh explores the health care utilization and health behaviors of lesbian women.  Given the barriers to health care along dimensions of gender, race, and class within a political climate that targets LGBTQ+ health care specifically, understanding how these barriers affect health decisions and health care utilization has important policy implications for the lives of lesbian women.  
As a nascent sociologist, how does one find their area of expertise? Is it necessary to narrow one’s interests or forsake creative preoccupations to be a credible sociologist? Being a discipline that centers on culture, human social interactions, and various aspects of everyday life, sociology offers a broad bandwidth of topics for scientific inquiry and instruction. All one must do is follow their sociological “character arc.” Discussing her…
Join Amairini Sanchez as she discusses how a system of hybridity between the functions of the immigration system and criminal justice system have become enmeshed. This has led to an overcriminalization effect that has disproportionately affected noncitizens due to the risk of facing both criminal justice sanctions and immigration penalties.  Sanchez has investigated how states outline their relationship with federal immigration law in their…