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The Department of Sociology is excited to welcome two new scholars to its ranks.
Assistant Professor Miranda Waggoner and Associate Professor Paromita Sanyal. Click here to find out more!
Inspired by the authors of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology, and made possible by the generous contributions of numerous influential SAGE authors and editors, the SAGE Teaching Innovations & Professional Development Award* (now in its ninth year) will once again help a group of graduate students and pre-tenure faculty attend the annual American Sociological Association pre-conference workshop on Universal Design: Interrogating Inequality in Learning, hosted by the Section on Teaching and Learning in Sociology.
Dr. Rohlinger was invited to attend, facilitate a session, and present a paper. The workshop included NGOs (non-governmental institutions) including, Amnesty International, Greenpeace International, Global Witness, INTRAC, and Transparency International.
Pictured in the photo (Left) Dr. Mae McDonnel, Georgetown University and (Right) Dr. Deana Rohlinger, FSU.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement (“The Globe”)
110 S. Woodward Avenue
The aim of the symposium is to provide a platform for researchers, educators, community leaders, policy makers, artists and cultural producers to present their ideas and practices and to further develop and encourage activities in Hip Hop and Education.
- Niteisha Clark, City Parks and Rec Afterschool Supervisor
- Dee-1, Recording Artist and Educator
- Jermaine Fletcher, The Curators of Hip Hop
- Carl Gillespie, Publicist
- Angelyn Hirai, Florida State University Schools Music Educator
- Major Lewis Johnson, Tallahassee Police Department
- Dale R. Landry-President of NAACP-Tallahassee Branch
- Dr. Mason, FAMU Professor and Author
- Tanza, R&B Artist and Entrepreneur
- Stanley Walker, Entrepreneur and Former A&R for Island Def Jam
Congratulations to Dr. Gloria Lessan, recipient of the 2012-2013 award for “Innovative and Effective Uses of Technology” from the Office of Distance Learning as part of their annual ceremony. This competitive award was given based on her new e-book Sociology of Law (2012, Great River Technologies Publisher). This is the first e-book on this topic.
Congratulations to Stephanie Bradley, a Sociology graduate student, who was recently awarded the 2013 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council.
The Sociology Department is very pleased that Stephanie has been selected for this highly competitive opportunity. The Social Science Research Council’s Dissertation Development Program provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary scholarly exchange among program fellows and leading scholars in the field of fiscal sociology – an area broadly concerned with the relationship between public finance and society. Her advisor Dr. Daniel Tope, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department, lauds the many benefits of this award stating – “This experience will help Stephanie sharpen her dissertation research focus, formulate a strong research proposal, and build her grant writing skills. In brief, she will be able to work through the early phases of her dissertation project with some of the leading scholars in the field. This experience will advance her dissertation, expand her professional network, and provide firm grounding for her subsequent research trajectory.”
"Andrew Mannheimer is a southern boy from Tallahassee who loves his home town so much he’s sticking around to get his Ph.D. in sociology at Florida State University. He works there now as a co-teacher for a class on sociology and hip-hop. And in his free time he raps." Read the full WFSU article about Andrew Mannheimer!
Left to right: Michael Bane (Bane), Charlton Stevens (Mista Kingz), Andrew Mannheimer (Yt), Michael Fahey (Faba) and local DJ Sean-D on the set of "Tallahassee." Photo courtesy of Michael Fahey