Events

Dr. Z. Kilic will be giving a talk at the UAA bokstore on April 23rd, 2014 at 5 pm. "Restaurant Reviews: Ethnic Food in the American Culinary Imaginary"

Dr. Edwards led a Conversation Salon Series on "How Does Media Shape Our Perception of Inequality?" on April 15th, 2014, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Loussac Library (Ann Stevens Room). 

Dr. B. Kilic Bookstore presentation March 5, 2014

Affiliated faculty Dr. Sackmann gave a talk on "Post-growth societies, education systems, and differentiation" at CAEPR/ISER Lunchtime talks on April 11, Fri, at 12 pm (Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building).

Affiliated faculty Dr. Bulent Kilic gave a talk on April 9th, 2014, at 1 pm at ESH 104, titled "Social Determinants of Health: Examples from Turkey." This event was part of the National Public Health Month, co-sponsored by ICHS and Health Sciences.

ProfSackmanTalkBoosktoreAffiliated faculty Dr. Sackmann gave a talk titled "Employers, Migrants and Labor Markets in Germany: Case Studies" at the bookstore on April 2nd, 2014 at 5 pm. Reinhold Sackman is a professor at the Institute of Sociology, Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. His research interests include analyzing the social structure of modern societies, demographic changes in Germany, migrant workers and public sector employment. At this event he discussed economic and social attitudes tDrBulentKilicBookstore Talkoward non German migrant workers in Germany. 

Affiliated faculty Dr. Bulent Kilic, associate professor from Dokuz Eylul University (Turkey), gave a bookstore talk on March 5th, 2014, titled "A comparative look at healthcare systems in Turkey and the U.S.: Social determinants of health." Podcast of the event can be found here.

BOOKER'S PLACE with YVETTE JOHNSON (February 2013)

The department has organized a week of activities around the documentary "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," witBooker's Placeh guest speaker Yvette Johnson (co-producer of the movie, grand daughter of Booker Wright, and author of the book, Searching for Booker Wright) under the leadership of Dr. Kilic. UAA Sociology Club was instrumental in having this event come to our campus, with special thanks to Sarah McHenry (club co-president) and Elly Gregory (Administrative Assistant, Sociology Dept.). See this event's page here including local and national media coverage about the movie as well as publicity information from the UAA events.

 CAS Dean Dr. StalveyDean Stalvey - welcoming remarks before the screening (Feb 22, 2013 @ Wendy Williamson Auditorium) 

Yvette at the Bookstore event (listen to the event podcast here.)       

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    Sociology Club Co-president Jason Harper and sociology alumni Erica Mitchell are attending the student gathering with Yvette Johnson @ the Multicultural Center (Feb 22, 2013)


IMMIGRATION PANEL (March 29, 2012)

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Crossing Borders, Connecting Communities: Immigration in Europe and the U.S.

This panel included three speakers: Jamie Goodwin-White, UCLA, Department of Geography; Asiye Kaya, Georgetown University's BMW Center for German and European Studies, and from UAA's Dept. of Geography, Dorn Von Dommelen.

This panel was organized by Zeynep Kilic of the Sociology Department, and sponsored by UAA's College of Arts and Sciences, International Studies Program, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Department of Sociology. Listen to the podcast of the event here.



SOCIOLOGY CLUB ACTIVITIES

IneqforAllFB picStudent Involvement Fair, Sept 2013, co-presidents Laura Orenga DeGaffory & Jason Harper Co-presidents Jason Harper and Laura Orenga DeGaffory attending the Sociology Club booth at the Student Involvement Fair.

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Laura Orenga DeGaffory, Jason Harper and Jessica Pannini of the Sociology Club are recognized as student leaders at the annual MLK Student Appreciation luncheon, with Dr. Kilic in tow (January 2014).

SociologyClub booth at the 2013 Freshmen convocationLaura and Jason at the Sociology and Gerontology booth at the Freshmen Convocation (August 24, 2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Socializin' Sociologists

UAA Sociology Club recently hosted a meet and greet with Sociology Faculty and Students on October 22, 2013 and on Feb 13, 2013, (7-9 pm) at the Consortium Library 307.

Sociology Faculty at Meet and Greet Drs. John Riley, Chad Farrell & Zeynep Kilic at the Meet & Greet.

 

 

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Faculty News

Chancellor's Awards, 2013

  UAA Faculty Convocation_DiversityAwardDr. Kilic received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in University Diversity, after a nomination by her colleagues in the Sociology Department. Award is given to individuals who are making significant and positive differences in enhancing diversity on campus by increasing visibility, representing diverse voices, advocating, showing program initiative, and creating a sense of community as a public square.





New Affiliated Faculty - Spring 2014

 Two international affiliate faculty (a Demographer and a Medical Sociology/Public Health specialist) will be with the Sociology Dept. from Germany and Turkey to be part of the department during Spring 2014. 

  • Dr. Bulent Kilic is an Associate Professor of Public Health at Dokuz Eylul University (Izmir, Turkey) and will be at UAA until April 20th.
  • Dr. Reinhold Sackmann is a full Professor at the Institute for Sociology at the Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany and will be in residence for a month starting March 24th.

Presentations by Sociology Faculty (2012-present)

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Dr. Kilic will be presenting her paper "Organizational Interpretations of Belonging and Identity - Politics of Incorporation among Turkish American Associations in New York" at the Introduction to Turkish American Studies, Bogazici University, in Istanbul, Turkey (June 6-7, 2014).

Dr. Kilic will be presenting her paper "Politics of Integration, Citizenship, the Second Generation, and Cultural Identity: Interpretation and Representation Among Turkish Immigrants and Migrant Associations in Berlin and New York." Turkish Migration Conference. Regent's University, London, UK (May 30-June 1, 2014).

Dr. Kilic presented her paper "Restaurant Reviews and Cultural Constructions – Ethnic food in commercial food landscapes." Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, OR (March 27-30, 2014).

Dr. Jache led a Conversation Salon Series on "How Does Media Shape Our Reality of Older Adults" (Jan 21, 2014) at Ann Stevens Room, Loussac Public Library.

Dr. Kilic was a panelist at the Alaska Public Media's Addressing Alaskans program, discussing the documentary Girls Rising and girls' education around the world, sponsored by the Alaska World Affairs Council on Dec. 5th, 2013.

Dr. Farrell presented his research "A Microcosm of America? Ethnoracial Diversity and Segregation in Anchorage, 1980-2010" at the Urban in Alaska Conference in the 11:55am-1:00pm session on "Labor, Migration, and Refugees". Friday, March 29, 2013 (8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) @ Student Union Den. See the April 10th, 2013 article in Green and Gold as well as the Anchorage Daily News on April 6th about his work.

  • Dr. Zeynep Kilic presented "Eating My Way Through World Without Hopping on a Plane: Understanding Cultural Constructions and Hierarchies in Ethnic Restaurant Reviews" at the the 14th Ege University Cultural Studies Symposium in Izmir, Turkey, May 8-10, 2013. This paper is now under review.
  • On October 10th, 2012 Dr. Edwards gave a presentation about Bahrain to the Opportunities for Lifelong Education (OLE) group.
  • On November 9th, 2012 Dr. Edwards gave a presentation about "Measuring Inequality" to Opportunities for Lifelong Education (OLE) group.

Publications by and about Sociology Faculty (2011-present)

GreenGoldPic_ZK_Feb2014See a Green and Gold piece on Dr. Kilic's latest research project here (Feb 2014)