NIU Sociology introduces a new Certificate in Criminology.
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Fred Markowitz and colleagues win National Institute of Mental Health funding to investigate (1) how family attitudes towards mental illness affect recovery processes and (2) how police respond to veterans exhibiting signs of mental illness.
Listen to Kristen Myers' podcast about her 2012 publication in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography: "Exotica: The Deployment of Intersecting Binaries"
Undergraduate sociology students engaged in direct research - Jesslyn Truesdale (mentored by Prof. Kirk Miller) and Cierria McPerryman (mentored by Prof. Kristen Myers) engaged in original research as research rookies- supported by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. Follow Jesslyn and Cierria's blog about their research rookie experiences.
Several faculty are leaders in the field holding office or other positions of leadership in national or regional professional organizations:
We are hosting the 2013 Illinois Sociological Association meetings on campus in the HSC, Friday Nov. 1st. Submit your best original sociology paper for presentation at the ISA meetings. The department will be supporting student participation.
Sociology Week is October 28-30, ending with the annual Illinois Sociological Association meetings on Friday, Nov. 1. The week kicks off with a meet the faculty event at Pizza Pros on Monday, Oct. 28. Come out, meet your favorate professor and have a slice of pizza.
The 2nd annual Undergraduate Sociology Symposium was held April 19, 2013. Nearly 20 students presented papers in concurrent roundtables.
2013 Summer Study Abroad June 15-30 in Sierra Leone with Prof. Abu Bah. Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity "African Democracy and Socieo-Economic Development through Sustainable Engineering."
Find out about our global engagement activities, including student reviews of Prof. Bah's 2010 study abroad to Sierra Leone.
Engaging with local communities... and making an impact.
Diane Rodgers and student research team champion landmark status for historic meeting hall in local Finnish community of DeKalb.
Organizing for Social Action. Students succeeded in amending House Bill 180, limiting hate speech at military funerals. Find out more about this exciting class project making a difference in the world here and at NIU Today
Sociology's Annual Alternative Spring Break provides students with a fantastic service learning opportunity building houses with Habitat for Humanity. Jack King has been organizing this engaged learning opportunity since 1995.
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