Department of Sociology
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Houston, TX 77204-3012
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Lecture & Book Signing with Kathy Ryan
She is Director of Photography at the New York Times Magazine
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Beck Building, Second Floor
5601 Main Street
Monday January 23, 2012
For more than 25 years, Kathy Ryan, distinguished photography director at the New York Times Magazine, has commissioned and published the images that have marked history and shaped the public’s understanding of the world’s events.
Sociology in Action Lecture Series
Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints
Dr. Stuart A. Wright
Professor of Sociology and Director of Research in the Office of Research, Lamar University
This event successfully took place October 26, 2011 - Watch a video of the lecture
Mexico's former president Vicente Fox
Professor Ebaugh with Mexico's former president, Vincente Fox, and the Gulen Institute's Board, at a private reception at the Hilton of the Americas in Houston
Professor Helen Rose Ebaugh organized and lead a tour of religious sites in Houston for the Peace Ambassadors from San Angelo, Texas. The above photo was taken at the Vietnamese Buddhist Center
Sociology Professor Helen Rose Ebaugh at a book signing for her book, The Gulen Movement, in Istanbul, Turkey.
The event drew thousands to a local mall and was covered by CNN Turkey.
Mr. Kofi Annan Visits Houston
Mr. Kofi Annan, the former secretary general of the UN was a luncheon speaker at an event sponsored by the Gulen Institute, a UH center. He spoke about inter-cultural dialog in the 21st. century as critical in international relationships. President Renu Khator introduced him and Sociology Professor Helen Rose Ebaugh was a guest at a reception in his honor.
Sociologist Dr. Alice Cepeda nets national honors for research on drug use
From the Daily Cougar
Assistant sociology professor Alice Cepeda will be recognized by a national network for her research on drug use on the Latino community. Cepeda will receive the National Award of Excellence in Research by a New Investigator at the National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse’s annual conference Sept. 30 in New Orleans.
Cepeda is currently studying the influence of social networks among aging Mexican-American heroin users. “Some of the work that I’m currently doing is looking at such things as the social environment and social structural factors that puts a lot of these individuals at risk for engaging in illegal activities,” Cepeda said. She mentioned factors such as poverty, violence and crime in the neighborhoods and the lack of employment opportunities in the community.
Sociology professor elected to lead global research committee
UH Professor of Sociology Gary Dworkin was elected president of the Sociology of Education Research Committee of the International Sociological Association on July 17 at the 17th World Congress of Sociology held in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dworkin's term as the committee's ninth president will run from 2010 to 2014. The International Sociological Association is chartered by the United Nations and has members from 167 nations around the world.
For the past 37 years, Dworkin has taught sociology at the University of Houston and his research has focused on education and how its reform affects the global community
The Gülen Movement
From the Graffit-e
Professor Helen Rose Ebaugh has written a book that examines an Islamic movement of education, interfaith exchange and peace.
"The Gülen Movement: A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam" follows Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish scholar and preacher whose works helped start a civic movement in the 1960s to educate young people.
Based on interview data and visits to Gülen-inspired institutions, the book describes the movement from a sociological perspective, especially through the lens of social movement theory.
- December 21: The new edition of the E-Soc newsletter is now available.
- The Center for Immigration Research Speaker Series: “Enemy Women (and Men)”
- The Center for Immigration Research Speaker Series: “The Undocumented Immigrant Experience”
- Prof. Kotarba, Sociology department chairman, is the recipient of the George Herbert Mead Award, the lifetime achievement award presented annually by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. For the complete story visit UH Today.
- November 10: Inaugural edition of the E-Soc newsletter