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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Sociology at Kansas State University

The Sociology Program at Kansas State University has seventeen faculty members whose research spans the globe.  Our work reflects methodological, theoretical, and substantive breadth. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels choose from a wide range of courses within the faculty’s areas of expertise.  These include, but are not limited to, criminology, culture, demography, development, emotions, environment, gender, global food systems, intersectionality, migration, race, rural development, work and labor. We have a dynamic program located within a rapidly growing community in Manhattan.

Sociology students enjoy high-quality program and campus life: The results of student surveys published in the past year’s Princeton Review earn Kansas State University the rank of Number 3 (among 379 schools) for best quality of life; Number 5 for great campus and community relations; and Number 7 for happiest students. Manhattan, known colloquially as “The Little Apple,” regularly ranks highly in Forbes and other, similar surveys on community vitality.

Welcome to Dr. Nicolette Manglos-Weber

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The Sociology faculty would like to welcome their newest faculty member, Dr. Nicolette Manglos-Weber. Dr. Weber earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She studies the connections between religion, politics, and globalization in the African experience with a focus on how religious memberships shape patterns of social trust and political engagement. She is a strong, active scholar and is a valuable addition to the sociology program!

 Upcoming Defenses

Arjun Kharel: PhD Defense

Title: Female Labor Migration and the Restructuring of Migration Discourse: A Study of Female Workers from Chitwan, Nepal

Date: Friday, April 15th

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Waters 201A

Alayna Fahrny: Master's Defense

Title: What's in a mugshot: Visual characteristics newspaper media emphasize based on race and gender

Date: Friday, April 15th

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: Waters 137

Vivian Hughes: Master's Defense

Title: The Ogallala Crisis: A STIRPAT-Path Analysis of Water Depletion

Date: Friday, April 15

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Waters 201A

Edward Green: PhD Defense

Title: The Weight of the Gavel: Prison as a Rite of Passage

Date: Monday, April 18th

Time: 1-3:00 PM

Location: Dole 137

Alexandra Pimental: Master's Defense

Title: Culture and Stigma in Religion: The Westboro Baptist Church

Date: Monday, April 18th

Time: 1:00PM

Location: Waters 224

Scott Velasquez: PhD Defense

Title: Institutional Gendered Discourses and the Acceptable Practices of Male Privileges: A Content Analysis of the Pathways of Reproduction, Maintenance, and the Resistance of Male Privileges

Date: Tuesday April, 19th

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Waters 224

Iveta Kesane: PhD Defense

Title: Symbolic Structure of the Post-Soviet Transformation in Latvia and Emigration: Avoiding Shame and Striving for Hope and Confidence

Date: Wednesday, April 20th

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Dole 137

Jamilya Anderson: Master's Defense

Title: Presentence Detention in U.S. District Courts: The Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Context

Date: Friday, April 29th

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Waters 201A

Rebecca Higgs Brown: Master's Defense

Title: Mothering Behind Bars: The Role of Contact Maintenance Programs on the Mothering Identity of Incarcerated Women

Date: Monday, May 2

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Waters 201A

KSU SOCIOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM #7!

Kudos to our Sociology Faculty!  In the Graduate Program rankings(see below), KSU Sociology has moved up to #7 in the country. You can find the rankings at the Graduate Programs website. <http://www.graduateprograms.com/top-sociology-programs/>.


 

UPCOMING DEFENSES

Jamilya Anderson: Master's Defense

Title: Presentence Detention in U.S. District Courts: The Effects of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Social Context

Date: Friday, April 29th

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Waters 201A

Rebecca Higgs Brown: Master's Defense

Title: Mothering Behind Bars: The Role of Contact Maintenance Programs on the Mothering Identity of Incarcerated Women

Date: Monday, May 2nd

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: Waters 201A