A panel of scholars and community leaders will discuss “Mass Incarceration in America: Time for Reform?” from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library.
Department of Sociology News
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.
Victor Ray, an assistant professor of sociology, penned an essay for Inside Higher Ed addressing “mesearch,” patronizing slander directed against scholars of color.
Prison museums are proliferating and more popular than ever. Michelle Brown, associate professor of sociology, weighs in on the reasoning behind re-purposing former prisons into museum
The Conversation interviewed Asafa Jalata of sociology about country-wide protests in Ethiopia.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Robert Durán, assistant professor of sociology, for a story about the reasons that drive Knoxville gang membership.
The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism website, interviewed Michelle Brown for a story examining how old penitentiaries are repurposed and given new life.
A UT lecture will explore the interactions of professional black men in a predominantly white male workplace at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press this week interviewed Robert Duran, an assistant professor of sociology, for a story about a new ‘Blue Lives Matter’ billboard in the city that is stirring debate.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.