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    • Dr. Christian Bolden (BS '03, MA '05) honored at the 2021 College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards.
    • Dr. Giuffre is made Assistant Dean of The Graduate College at Texas State University.
    • Dr. Beatriz Aldana Marquez article "Pushing them to the edge: Suicide in immigrant detention centers as a product of organizational failure" published in Social Science & Medicine.
    • Dr. Patti Giuffre and MA Sociology alum, Courtney Caviness, publish their research about workplace policies and practices impacting LGBTQ communities in College of Liberal Arts Magazine at Texas State University.
    • 2021 Department of Sociology Awards & Alpha Kappa Delta Virtual Banquet takes place.
    • Dr. Toni Watt's research is featured in The Conversation article "Effects of childhood adversity linger during college years"
    • Dr. Clement and Dr. Pino, along with Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo, GIS Services Specialist at Alkek Library, and other co-authors, publish "The Lagged Environmental Consequences of Demographic and Economic Change" in the journal Sociological Inquiry.
    • Sociology department launches Sustainability Studies minor. 
    • Dr. David Dietrich (10), Dr. Kyong Hee Chee (15), Dr. Nathan Pino (15), Dr. Debarun Majumdar (20), Kelly Mosel-Talavera (20), and Dr. Toni Watt (20) celebrate milestones of service. 
    • Dr. Rachel Romero is named a Regent’s Teacher (Recognizing Outstanding Teaching and Innovation in the Classroom) by the Texas State University System.
    • College Achievement Awards given to Dr. Beatriz Aldana Marquez in Teaching and Dr. Toni Watt in Scholarly/Creative categories. 
    • Dr. Bonazzo participates in the event Dialogue for Peace & Progress.
    • Emrys Williams is selected as the Texas State University Employee of the Month. 
    • Sociology graduate student, Maria Tahir, speaks at the 2020 TEDxTexasStateUniversity 
    • Dr. Pattie Giuffre featured in College of Liberal Arts Magazine at Texas State University article. "Dr. Pattie Giuffre on Women's Relationships at Work: Women’s History Month in the College of Liberal Arts"
    • MSDA program is ranked number 15 among online gerontology programs in the country
    • Texas State listed among top institutions in humanities research
    • Dr. Gloria Martinez honored with Excellence in Mentoring Award
    • Dr. Toni Watt featured in College of Liberal Arts Magazine at Texas State University's article "Treatment for Childhood Trauma: Research in Sociology"
    • Dr. Nathan Pino and Dr. Matthew Clement use the "Millennium Falcon" model to evaluate the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) interconnectedness.
    • Dr. Beatriz Aldana Marquez, and her research team publish an op-ed about immigration detention and coronavirus to highlight how the spread of the virus will lead to the mass death of immigrants.
    • Dr. Audwin Anderson will receives award at JV Educational’s 18th Annual International Males of Color Empowerment and Retention Conference. 
    • Dr. Gloria P. Martinez is appointed as the Director of the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies.
    • Drs. Michael Lengefeld (BS 2008, MA 2011) & Chad Smith recently publish a timely commentary linking zoonotic spillover & sociology by exploring the role that normal accidents & treadmill theory.
    • Dr. Kyong Hee Chee promoted from Associate Professor to Professor.
    • Dr. Deborah Harris and Dr. Patti Giuffre publish an article about the effect of the #Metoo movement in the restaurant industry.
    • Dr. Chad L. Smith, Dr. Gregory Hooks and Dr. Michael Lengefeld (BS '08, MA '11), publish "Treadmills of Production and Destruction in the Anthropocene" in the Journal of World-Systems Research 
    • Dr. Patti Giuffre and Dr. Gretchen Webber publish “’Be a Gutsy Girl”: Essentialism in Success-at-Work Books for Women” in the journal, Gender Issues.
    • Assistant Professor, Dr. Seoyoun Kim, wins Innovative aging research award from national non-profit organization, Mather Institute.
    • Dr. Debarun Majumdar named Honorary Professor of International Studies.
    • Dr. Patti Giuffre and Dr. Deborah Harris honored with Presidential Distinction Awards in Teaching and Service respectively.
    • Drs. Martinez (15 years), Price (15 years), and Kotarba (10 years) celebrate milestone years of service.
    • Dr. Chris Johnson and Dr. David Dietrich publish a chapter in a book edited by a Sociology Professor from University of New Delhi, Dr. Mala Shankardass.
    • Dr. Beatriz Aldana Márquez publishes article in the Texas State University news on the role of the Charro in Mexico's society.
    • Dr. Johnson is nominated as one of the Alpha Chi Favorite Professors for 2020
    • Dr. Watt receives a two-year research grant from the Greater Texas Foundation.
    • Amanda Couve (MSDA ’18) and Dr. Joseph Kotarba present on Ethnographic Methods, Music & Aging at a symposium at the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Dr. Nathan Pino co-edits The Emerald Handbook of Crime, Justice, and Sustainable Development
    • Former graduate student Maggie Leon-Corwin (with Matthew Thomas Clement and Chad L. Smith) publish article exploring the connection between racial diversity and pollution levels in Houston area.
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