EventsBOOKER'S PLACE with YVETTE JOHNSON
The department has organized a week of activities around the documentary "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story," with 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.
Dean Stalvey - welcoming remarks before the screening (Feb 22, 2013 @ Wendy Williamson Auditorium)
Yvette at the Bookstore event
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)
SOCIOLOGY CLUB ACTIVITIES
UAA Sociology Club recently hosted a meet and greet with Sociology Faculty and Students. Feb 13, 2013, 7-9 pm at the Consortium Library 307
Drs. John Riley, Chad Farrell & Zeynep Kilic at the Meet & Greet.
Drink for Social Change
Since the middle of Fall 2012 semester, the club has been hosting an after hours fundraiser at the library. Some of the funds will be used to support the Pacific Sociological Association conference attendance in March in Reno, NV.
Weekly Club Meetings
We meet every Monday at 7 pm at the Consortium Library, Circulation desk
area. We usually move to another space once everyone gets there. For most current information, please see the calendar below.
We also have other events planned and/or ongoing. For example:
Pizza nights and/or
potluck dinners (the last one was a 'make your own pizza' nigh)
For PAST EVENTS, please click here.
For STUDENT NEWS, please click here.
Chancellor's Awards, 2013
Dr. 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 arriving soon from Germany and Turkey to be part of the department during Spring 2014. Be on the lookout for their talks- coming soon....
Presentations by Sociology Faculty (2011-present)
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 Turkish American Studies Inaugural Workshop, Bogazici University, in Istanbul, Turkey (June 6-7, 2014).
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. 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 article in Green and Gold as well as the Anchorage Daily News on April 6th about his work.
Publications by and about Sociology Faculty (2011-present)