Led by Dr. Scott Fitzgerald and Sean Langley, members of the UNC Charlotte Chapter of Habitat for Humanity traveled to El Salvador. Over the course of 10 days, students with pick axes and shovels worked side by side with local masons to build the foundation for a new home in Ahuachapán, El Salvador. It was incredibly difficult work in extremely hot weather, but our students prevailed and made UNC Charlotte proud.
During their stay in El Salvador, students were also able to: visit museums and sites dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero, whose tireless work with the poor of El Salvador and commitment to speaking truth to power led to his assassination in 1980; a market expedition and cooking class with local women in the village that they worked; a tour of a coffee production facility; a visit to Mayan ruins; a hike to the top of a dormant volcano; and a community soccer game with local children.
This trip was an enriching experience for students and we hope to establish a re-occurring program soon!
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Walker who was elected to serve as the UNC Charlotte Faculty President in 2016-2017.
Dr. Lisa Walker’s research on beauty is cited in a BBC news article. Click here for the full story
Daniel Davis, a former Sociology MA student and current doctoral student in Organizational Science won the North Carolina Sociological Association's Himes Award for Outstanding Student Sociology Paper (Graduate level). Congratulations Daniel!
Murray Webster, Professor of Sociology, is the 2015 winner of the Cooley-Mead Award from the American Sociological Association’s Social Psychology Section. To read the entire feature on Dr. Webster and the Cooley-Mead award, please click here
Dr. Roslyn Mickelson, Professor of Sociology, is honored with the Elizabeth G. Cohen Distinguished Career in Applied Sociology of Education Award, awarded by the Sociology of Education section of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Mickelson was also named the 2014 Chancellor's Professor. This title recognizes her outstanding scholarly achievements. To read the entire feature on Dr. Mickelson, please click here
Ten sociology faculty were recognized by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their contributions to knowledge and research. Judy Aulette, Scott Fitzgerald, Teresa Scheid, and Murray Webster were recognized for publishing books in 2014.Yang Cao, Roslyn Mickelson, Stephanie Moller, Beth Rubin, Elizabeth Stearns, Lisa Walker, and Murray Webster were recognized for receiving grants from multiple organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Southern Regional Education Board. Congratulations!
Dr. Christy Erving will join the faculty Fall 2016. Dr. Erving received her Ph.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington in 2014. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Erving specializes in medical sociology, mental health, race/ethnicity/immigration, and social psychology.