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 »

Sociologists Get NSF Grant to Study Effects of Community Land Trusts on Low-Income Families

Georgia State University sociologists and their colleagues at the City University of New York (CUNY) have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study community land trusts (CLTs), one way American cities can address the shortages of safe, affordable housing and their effects on residents.

The researchers will examine how much… more »

Grad Student Takes on CNN Fit Nation Triathlon

Chip Greenidge has undergone a nine-month transformation on CNN’s Fit Nation. Now he’s up against one final, grueling test.

George “Chip” Greenidge Jr. has watched one friend after another die in the prime of their life from complications of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as cancer.

It was a wake-up call for the 44-year-old… more »

Faculty Lead Effort to Count Homeless Youth in Atlanta

Faculty members at Georgia State University are leading Atlanta’s first comprehensive project to count and assess the number of homeless youth in Atlanta: the Atlanta Youth Count!

According to the 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, nearly one-third of the U.S. homeless population is children and youth. This number has increased significantly in Georgia… more »

Share How You Pay for Graduate School

Posted On May 8, 2015
Categories Sociology

Name: Hersheda Patel Degree Program: M.A./Ph.D. in Sociology Research Focus: I am interested in how universities balance the needs for academic excellence, competitiveness, and diversity in enrollment — and how the nature of that balance affects students’ persistence and retention. I am currently investigating how specialization and mission differentiation allow universities to achieve upward… more »

Share How You Pay For Graduate School

Posted On May 8, 2015
Categories Sociology

Name: Makeda Roberts Degree Program: MA/PhD Program in Sociology Research Focus: My research looks at the intersection of sexual practices, sexual health, and socioeconomic status in black and white women and how they change overtime.

How are you funding your graduate education?

I am funding my graduate education by being a participant in the… more »

Sociology Major Selected for John Lewis Fellowship

Nusaiba Mubarak, a senior sociology major, has been selected as one of only 20 students for the inaugural class of John Lewis Fellows.

The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis. The fellowship, a partnership between Humanity in Action and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is for… more »