Tag: Sociology

Faculty note: Associate Prof. Andrew Austin presents working paper at Wisconsin Sociological Association Conference

Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Democracy and Justice Studies) presented the working paper “Prison’s Purpose: Comparing the Nordic and U.S. Correctional Approaches” at the Wisconsin Sociological Association Conference on Oct. 25, 2019. The conference was held at Carthage College in Kenosha. The paper’s theme concerns Associate Prof. Austin’s endeavor to provide policymakers with alternative correctional approaches […]

Faculty note: Hutchison heads-up a new book series in urban sociology

If you are starting a new publishing house in the UK and want to introduce an innovative book series in urban sociology that will highlight emerging research studies from around the world — who are you going call? Look no further than UW-Green Bay! Prof. and Ray Hutchison (Sociology, Anthropology, and longtime chair of Urban […]

Thanksgiving? Profs. Austin and Martin share tips to avoid political squabble

“Thanksgiving is upon us, which means some families may be serving up a side of political talk around the dinner table. A contentious midterm election that led to a new governor in Wisconsin and Democratic control of the U.S. House is still not far from people’s minds. So, how do you handle the potential barbs from […]

Associate Prof. Austin: ‘Police in schools does not make them safer’

Associate Prof. Andrew Austin (Sociology & Chair of Democracy and Justice Studies) argues that adding more armed officers to schools is not the way out of gun violence. In his column, “Police in the schools does not make them safer” in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Austin explains that the increase of armed police presence at […]

Faculty note: Prof. Hutchison publication

Prof. Ray Hutchison (Sociology and Public and Environmental Affairs) has published a paper titled “Empy Space: Historical Memory” in the Springer VS collection Moving Cities — Contested Views on Urban Life.  Hutchison’s chapter examines three events from the Great Railroad Strike of 1877 in Chicago — the Market Square rally where Albert Parsons addressed some 20,000 persons, […]

Proud Papa: Prof. Austin presents son, Nikolas, with diploma

Associate Prof. Andrew Austin’s son, Nikolas, graduated with a degree in Political Science and was quite active in student government. Serving as Student Government Association President in 2016-17, he fought for expanded voting opportunities on campus. “I think that the only really effective way to make sure that everyone has access to voting, which is […]

Hutchison earns Santander Chair at Portugal’s University of Lisbon

Prof. Ray Hutchison of Sociology has been awarded the Cátedra Santander (the Santander Chair) in the Faculdade de Ciéncias Socialis e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (the Humanities and Social Sciences at the New University of Lisbon) for the 2016 spring semester.  The New University of Lisbon was founded in 1973 following the collapse of […]