2017 Newsletter

2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the OSU Sociology Department: We have had an extremely productive year and we are excited to share some of the highlights in this newsletter.  We continue to hold our ranking of 17th…
Ramiro Martinez Jr. (PhD, sociology, 1992) is going to transform the lives of many sociology graduate students for years to come. In creating The Ramiro Martinez Jr., PhD Endowed Dissertation Fund…
Did you know that not one but two female alumni from the Department of Sociology are chiefs of police of major U.S. cities, including Kim Jacobs right here in Columbus and Shelley Zimmerman in…
Oyinda Bola-Sociology (2018) Why did you decide to major in sociology? Middle school social studies courses, PBS documentaries, and museum visits were all influential in my decision to be a…
Oneya Okuwobi What is the topic of your research? My overarching question is “How do multiracial organizations impact racial inequality?”  I  looks at this by investigating diversity discourse and…
Kara Young-Kara Young received her PhD spring 2017 from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She does research on food choice, health and inequality, social…
Kristi Williams, professor of sociology, is the nation’s foremost expert on the role of marriage and fertility patterns in contributing to women’s health across the life…
Hollie Nyseth Brehm, assistant professor of sociology, has been selected by the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) for its Emerging Scholar Prize. The…
Rachel Dwyer, associate professor of sociology, is the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dwyer exemplifies a passion for her teaching, not only…
Kim Lopez, lecturer in sociology, was awarded the 2017 Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. The univeristy-wide award recognizes a maximum of six…
Students in the Social Science Business Collaboration course (Sociology 4000E) have been hard at work this semester studying the challenges and impact of a community gardens project, working closely…
Every year, students from all over the world submit their applications to one of the many graduate programs at Ohio State, with the hopes of being one of the few students accepted. In 2014, Jasmine…