Department of Sociology News

UT to Host Conference on Pressing Race Relations Issues in US

UT’s Department of Sociology will host a conference April 27­–29 addressing some of the most pressing current issues surrounding racial inequality in the United States. The three-day conference, New Directions in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, will bring nationally and internationally recognized scholars to the UT campus.

Brown Wins National Critical Criminologist of 2016 Award

Michelle Brown, an associate professor of sociology, has worked with community organizers and activist scholars and artists who seek to push back against mass incarceration and point to socially-just alternatives. Because of her work in the growing field of critical criminology, Brown was named the 2016 Critical Criminologist of the Year by the American Society of Criminology. The award honors distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service in the field.