UNM Department of Sociology
Our Department is actively engaged in research and teaching, and maintains a strong commitment to diversity in our graduate and undergraduate education. Our mission is to advance the comprehension of society, and explain and analyze human relationships, social institutions, and the dynamics of social change. Our faculty engages major sociological issues of global, national, and regional significance.
The fascination of Sociology lies in the fact
that its perspective makes us see in a new light
the very world in which we have lived all our lives.
~ Peter Berger
An Invitation to Sociology
Letter from the Chair, Dr. Sharon Nepstad
Our department includes 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 graduate students, and approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors in Sociology and Criminology. Ours is a rich and diverse intellectual community. The interests of our faculty are wide ranging, from macrosocial comparative studies of globalization in different countries to qualitative research about gender and race interactions in schools to studies of crime patterns in urban neighborhoods.
Awards & Honors
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Recent Journal Articles & Book Chapters
Broidy, Lisa and Wayne Santoro. Forthcoming. General Strain Theory and Racial Insurgency: Assessing the Role of Legitimate Coping. Justice Quarterly.
Islam, Md. Jahirul, Lisa Broidy, Kathleen Baird, and Paul Mazerolle. Forthcoming. Intimate partner violence around the time of pregnancy and postpartum depression: The experience of women of Bangladesh. PLoS ONE 12 (5): e0176211. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176211
Islam, Md. Jahirul, Lisa Broidy, Kathleen Baird, and Paul Mazerolle. 2017. Exploring the associations between intimate partner violence victimization during pregnancy and delayed entry into prenatal care: Evidence from a population-based study in Bangladesh. Journal of Midwifery. 47: 43-52.
Broidy, Lisa and Elizabeth Cauffman. 2016. The Glueck Women: Using the past to assess and extend contemporary understandings of women's desistance from crime. Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology. DOI 10.1007/s40865-016-0048-z.
Wickes, Rebecca, Chester Britt, and Lisa Broidy. 2016. The resilience of neighborhood social processes: A case study of the 2011 Brisbane flood. Social Science Research. Online First: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.07.006
Broidy, Lisa, Danielle Albright, and Kristine Denman. 2016. Deterring Future Incidents of Intimate Partner Violence: Does Type of Formal Intervention Matter? Violence Against Women. 22: 1113–1133.
Stewart, Anna, Susan Dennison, Troy Allard, Carleen Thompson, Lisa Broidy and April Chranowski. 2015. Administrative data linkage as a tool for developmental and life-course criminology: The Queensland Linkage Project. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 48: 409-428.
Broidy, Lisa, Anna Stewart, Carleen Thomspon, April Chrzanowski, Troy Allard and Susan Dennison. 2015. Life Course Offending Pathways Across Gender and Race/Ethnicity. Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology. 1: 118-149.
Santoro, Wayne and Lisa Broidy. 2014. Gendered Rioting: A General Strain Theoretical Approach. Social Forces. 93: 329-354.
Huyser, Kimberly R., Gabriel R. Sanchez*, and Edward D. Vargas*. 2016. “Civic Engagement and Political Participation among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States.” Politics, Groups and Identities. (DOI:10.1080/21565503.2016.1148058).
López, Nancy. 2016. “Contextualizing Lived Race-Gender and the Racialized Gendered Social Determinants of Health, in Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape, Fourth Edition. Elizabeth Higginbotham and Margaret Andersen, coeditors, Plymouth, MA: Cengage Learning, estimated print date of October 2015. Reprint granted from Rutgers University Press for chapter from Mapping "Race": Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research, Laura Gómez and Nancy López, editors, Piscataway, NJ; Rutgers University Press, pp. 179-211. Permission is requested for North America distribution, in print format and English language for 10,000 copies.
Painter-Davis, Noah. 2015. Forthcoming. “Immigration Effects on Violence Contextualized: The Role of Immigrant Destination Type and Race/Ethnicity.” Sociological Perspectives.