Utah Wellbeing Project takes perspectives on life in Utah
Members of the Utah State University Extension Utah Wellbeing Project recently surveyed residents about their overall wellbeing and their perspectives on life in their communities.
June 2021 Sociology Publications
Newest publications from Sociology faculty
Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde elected as Council Member of the ASA Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section
Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde will serve a 3-year term as a council member.
Celebrating Pride: New Center on Logan Campus Offers Minors and Certificate in Intersectional Topics
To celebrate Pride Month in June, Utah State Today is highlighting university employees and students who are conducting research, academic pursuits and other projects related to or that benefit the LGBTQIA+ community.
Connecting Native Students to STEM Research Using Virtual Archaeology
A Case Study from the Water Heritage Anthropological Project
May Publications Release
Newest publications from USU Sociology faculty and graduate students
Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars is pleased to announce the 2021 class of Career Enhancement Fellows. Among this year’s class is Utah State University Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology faculty member Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde.
Social Work Undergraduates Receive Award at USU Student Research Symposium
Three Social Work students awarded best undergraduate poster presentation in the Social Sciences and Education category at the USU Student Research Symposium
USU Graduate and Sociologist Daphne Pedersen named Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at UND
Daphne Pederson, a USU graduate, is now a distinguished professor at the University of North Dakota. Among her many other accomplishments, she has led the international Sociology honorary, AKD, during its 100th year anniversary which has just completed.
PRESS RELEASE: NEH Funds CHaSS Faculty for Two-Year Project: "Bringing War Home"
History professor Dr. Susan R. Grayzel and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Molly Boeka Cannon will lead the project.
VR is the Newest De-Escalation Training Tool for Future Utah Police Officers
Utah State University Police Academy utilizes Apex Officer's VR de-escalation to train new students.
Utah Wellbeing Project on Fox 13 News
Be sure to catch the Utah Wellbeing Project (led by USU Sociology professor Courtney Flint) on Fox 13 afternoon news Friday, February 5, 2021.
Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide – New Book by François Dengah
USU Anthropology and SSWA for happy to announce a new book published by one of our very own anthropology faculty members, François Dengah, titled Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide.
New Publication: Black-White Disparities in 2009 H1N1 Vaccination among Adults in the United States: A Cautionary Tale for the COVID-19 Pandemic
A new publication from USU Sociology's Dr. Eric Reither and Dr. Sojung Lim highlights black-white disparities for the vaccine during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and what that means for the COVID-19 pandemic.
$3.5 Million Gift to Utah State Will Accelerate Cutting Edge Mind-Body Wellness Work
A generous gift of $3.5 million from Stanley H. Block, M.D., and his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block, strengthens the I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies and makes possible the first named professorship for the Social Work program.
Utah, How Are You?
When one first encounters the Utah Wellbeing Survey Project, it's only natural to assume that the data collection and analysis orchestrated by Utah State University sociologist Courtney Flint is something done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
December Publications Release
Read about the latest publications from USU Sociology faculty – featuring publications from Jennifer Givens and Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde.
November Publications Release
Latest publications from USU Sociology faculty and graduate students
Utah prison inmates, families despair as COVID-19 spreads in prison - Deseret News
Utah State - Kaysville MSW student featured in Deseret News article about COVID-19 situation in Utah's prisons. Photo by Spenser Heaps.
USU Anthropologists Receive Funding to Study Water Heritage in the Mountain West
Molly Boeka Cannon and Anna Cohen, along with their research assistants, have received funding to study Water Heritage in the Mountain West.
USU Museum of Anthropology Awarded $74,000 for Collections Care
Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology receives $74,464 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior to sustain ongoing care for archaeological collection
September Publications Release
Read the newest publications from sociology faculty from September 2020
Newest Publications from Sociology Faculty
See the newest research from our very own Sociology faculty members, Courtney Flint, Jennifer Givens, and Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
Eddy Berry named winner of 2020 National ESS Excellence in Multistate Research Award
The National Excellence in Multistate Research Award recognizes experiment station scientists who are conducting exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states.
USU Sociology's Courtney Flint appointed to national committee
Courtney Flint has been appointed to a national committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Social Work Professor Jump Norman Receives Annual Mentorship Award
Vonda Jump Norman says a big part of mentoring is helping students realize that everyone struggles at one time or another, and that it's alright to ask for help.
Four-year sociology degree now available online
Sociology bachelor's degrees and criminal justice emphasis now available entirely online
SSWA faculty contribute to local discussion on health disparities in current crisis
Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde discusses the effects of COVID-19 on Utah's Hispanic or Latinx population for Utah Public Radio
USU's Department of Public Safety Hires New Investigator and Victim Advocate
SSWA’s Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information Office (SAAVI) obtains grant to fund Victim Advocate
Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde explains racial health disparities and COVID-19
Video: Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde discusses racial health disparities and COVID-19 with the fellows at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
A Message to 2020 Grads from the SSWA Department Head
SSWA Department Head Derrik Tollefson gives his congratulations to 2020 department graduates in the face of difficult circumstances.
Anthropologist: Successful communities need smart, and empathetic, members
USU anthropologist Jacob Freeman answers the question: Do communities flourish more when composed of very smart people — or a more emphatic people?
Two USU social work students create resources sheet for people stuck in social isolation
USU social work students create resources for individuals in social isolation while stuck in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mind-Body Bridging®: A Bridge to Self Discovery
Donor’s gift establishing the I-System Institute for Mind-Body Bridging will help therapy clients find their answers within themselves
Research by Sociology Ph.D. Student and Faculty Featured in New York Magazine
Research done by Sociology Ph.D. student (Max Roberts) and faculty (Drs. Eric Reither and Sojung Lim) is featured in New York Magazine for its implications for COVID-19 Pandemic.
Make the Most of Uncertain Times by Creating Memories with Kids, says Social Worker
Social worker Vonda Jump Norman says creative activities during these uncertain times build good memories that will last a child's lifetime.
Exhibit of early 20th-century editorial cartoons illustrates suffragist ideals
USU's Museum of Anthropology hosts "Women Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender," an exhibit of the political cartoons Allender created for The Suffragist, a magazine published by the National Women's Party from 1913-1920. The exhibit cont...
Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards
College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award
Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion
Anthropology Professor Bonnie Glass-Coffin says the Interfaith Initiative has launched a new support group on campus to help students improve their mental health by discussing their religious identities.
Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers
A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County. “Tunnels, Trestles, Track,” now open through A...
Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events
CHaSS faculty members take part in lunch series sponsored by USU's new Latinx Center, hosted by Chris Gonzalez, the center's Director and English associate professor.
Koralene Tapoof named Aggie Hero
Koralene Tapoof, sociology student at Uintah Basin Regional Campus, was named a 2018 Aggie Hero.
Faculty Present at Inclusive Excellence Symposium
Sociology and Social Work faculty members work to advance equity and inclusion at annual symposium.
Homecoming With SSWA: Rewrite "The Scotsman"
Students and faculty reimagine USU's famous song.
Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu Reunite at the Pop Lab Celebration
Graduates reunite at Yun Kim Population Lab 50th anniversary celebration and a week later publish an article called "Health Informatics Innovations & Applications"
“10 Tips to Use Your Sociology Major to Land Your Dream Job”
Undergraduate Mary Briggs Ott offers interviewing advice for other sociology students.
Faculty and student research collaborations
Mehmet Soyer, Temporary Assistant Professor of Sociology, has recently helped many USU student present their original research.
From USU to CDC
Chung-won Lee completed her PhD in 2000 with a focus in demography and public health.
Anthropology Students Find Significant Artifacts
Richard Olsen leads two assistants and eight students on an archaeological field school to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Stephanie Malin thrives at CSU
Stephanie Malin speaks with us about her job as Assistant Professor at Colorado State University.
Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it
When you come across artifacts on the trail, leave it in place. And, oh, that old sliver of purple glass? It’s an artifact, too.
Holly Jeffcoat named Dean of SMU Libraries
Jeffcoat graduated with an M.S. in sociology before earning her M.A. in library science at Arizona State University.
Jess Lucero recognized for work with refugees
Jess Lucero, MSW Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, is recognized for her volunteer work with refugees in Cache valley.
Faculty and students present research
Students and faculty will present at the 24th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM).
Kristen Koci wins prestigious award
PhD candidate Kristen Koci wins best oral presentation award at the Break the Cycle of Health Disparities Conference at Emory University.
Alumna Wins Governor's Award for Excellence
Dr. Wu Xu is awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence for outstanding public service.
Joyce Mumah discusses her position at APHRC
Joyce Mumah, a 2011 graduate, talks with us about her work as an Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center.
Michael Sanderson at NYC Department of Health
After earning his BA and MA from USU, Michael Sanderson went on to work at the Utah Department of Health before moving to his current position in the NYC Department of Health. He shares his experience.
Sofiya Yuvshanova discusses life after USU
2016 graduate and Fulbright scholar, Sofiya Yuvshanova, discusses her work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the UN.