Sociology

Atlanta: Still the Black Mecca?

“Still the Black Mecca?: Race, Social Inequality and Urban Displacement in 21st Century Atlanta” is a day-long symposium exploring racial equity in the historic capital of the Civil Rights Movement, held at the Georgia State Law School on November 9, 2016. Panelists will discuss structural racism; political, cultural and economic solutions; and will connect scholars,… more »

Sociology Professor’s Book Explores Hospital Land

When sociology Professor Wendy Simonds’ friend and colleague, Chet Meeks, was diagnosed with advanced cancer she begin to think increasingly about the role of medicine in everyday life. After his death in 2008, Simonds took her experiences with her dear friend, her own dealings with hospitals and conducted extensive research to write her newest book,… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Federal Reserve Bank Fellowship to Explore Urbanization

George R. Greenidge, Jr., a sociology Ph.D. student, was recently selected to join the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) in Atlanta as an economic fellow for the summer and fall semesters. 

The fellowship, sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP), gives senior-level graduate… more »

Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel At Home In U.S. With Living Conditions, Independence, Study Finds Elderly Chinese Immigrants Feel At Home In U.S. With Living Conditions, Independence, Study Finds

ATLANTA—Having comfortable living conditions and independence from their adult children can help elderly Chinese immigrants find a sense of home and life satisfaction in the United States, but the inability to speak fluent English makes them feel unsettled, according to a research study. 

Researchers at Georgia State University, the International Association of Long Term… more »

Sociology Doctoral Student Receives Doris Duke Fellowship to Study African-American Fatherhood

Last year when sociology Ph.D. student Clinton Boyd, Jr. applied for the prestigious Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, he wasn’t accepted. A year later, the Chicago-native is now a 2016 Doris Duke Fellow and proof that sometimes a denial is simply a delay in disguise. 

“I have to admit that… more »

Working and Volunteering Could Reduce Disablement in Seniors, Study Finds

Working or volunteering can reduce the chances of chronic health conditions leading to physical disability in older Americans, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Florida State University.

The study found people ages 50 to 64 who worked full-time or part-time or volunteered up to 100 hours per year experienced a reduction in the… more »

Student Organization Hosts Viewing of Rosenwald

Please join Georgia State University’s Great MINDS Society for a viewing and discussion of the documentary film, Rosenwald. The Rosenwald viewing will take place Tuesday, June 14th at 5 p.m. in the Speaker’s Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. 

The documentary tells the story of Julius Rosenwald’s commitment to creating… more »

Georgia State University Announces New Research Partnership with LGBT Institute

The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and Georgia State University today announced a partnership aimed at connecting academic researchers with LGBT advocates to tell the stories of some of those most marginalized—LGBT Southerners—through data.

“The experiences of LGBT Southerners need to be told. Research is an important way to tell… more »

Sociology Lecturer Receives First Annual Teaching and Learning Graduate Pedagogical Mentorship Award

Mindy Stombler, a senior lecturer in the Sociology Department, has been selected to receive the first-ever Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Graduate Pedagogical Mentorship Award. 

More than 500 Georgia State graduate students were contacted and asked to nominate their graduate pedagogical mentor. The nominations were then considered and voted on by Center… more »

Bringing W.E.B. Dubois Back to 21st Century Atlanta – Mini Symposium

An upcoming symposium will explore the life and work W.E.B. Dubois and the current state of civil rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Georgia State University’s Collaboratory, an interdisciplinary research initiative that fosters partnerships between local as well as global community-based organizations and faculty, in collaboration with Georgia State’s Sociology and African American… more »