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Sociology Graduate Student Association

SGSA is an officially recognized, student-led organization that manages sociology graduate student affairs. Our monthly meetings serve as professional forums to discuss research, teaching and issues of graduate student life in the department more broadly.  Most importantly, SGSA represents the voice of the sociology graduate students to the department and to the greater university administration. SGSA also coordinates regular social events, including fall and spring department parties, and regular Friday afternoon happy hours.

For more information, please contact:

President: Alex MacLennan and Neil Greene

Research Groups and Activities

    • Colloquium dates for Spring 2017 semester: (2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, with the exception of holidays), Social Sciences Building 1061 (Commons) unless otherwise noted. See calendar for details; for questions, contact: Dr. Aubrey Jackson and/or Alex MacLennan and Sam Torres.
    • Weekly Sit-and-Write: Each Wednesday 8 to 2. Fine Arts Library (map), Room #7. Hide the snacks.
    • Sub-discipline study groups: See calendar for further details.
      • Criminology Reading Group:
        Monthly meetings, 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm in Commons.  
        Next Meeting:  Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 2:00pm. . Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at 2pm (this meeting will be shared with the Race/Ethnicity group).   
      • Qualitative Research Working Collective:
        Monthly meetings, 1st Friday of the month at 4pm.  For details or questions, contact: Rose Rohrer.
        Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 11th, 2015 at 4:00 at Satellite at SUB.  
      • Gender Working Group: 
        No formally scheduled meetings this semester.  For activity details or questions, contact: Rose Rohrer.
      • Global and Transnational Studies Reading Group: 
        2nd Mondays of the month at 2:00pm.  For details or questions, contact: Eric Turner
      • Medical Sociology Reading Group (MedHeads): 
        Monthly meetings, 3rd Friday of the month at 3pm.  For questions, contact: Estela Vasquez
      • Race Working Group:Typically 3rd Fridays at 2pm; For questions, contact: Alma Hernandez. [Special meetingWednesday, October 21st, 2015 at 2pm in Commons (mashup with Crim)] November 13th.  
        Next Meeting:  Friday, September 18th; Wednesday at Commons (this meeting will be shared with the Criminology group.   
      • Social Movements: 3rd Fridays of the month at 3pm
        For questions, contact: Eric Turner

Community and Social Activities

    • SGSA Coffee Hour 
    • SGSA Happy Hour will be after Every Colloquium ~4:30ish.  
    • Geeks Who Drink Date/Time TBA

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Upcoming Conferences

2016-2017 SGSA Leadership Team

President:  Alex MacLennan and Neil Greene 
Vice President: Sofia Locklear and Sam Torres
Secretary:  Amy Armstrong
Treasurer:  Alena Kuhlemeier 
Graduate Representative:Drew Breidenbach
Colloquium Representative:
GPSA Representatives: Jenna Dole and Yuka Doherty 
Social Events Coordinator: Charlie Christian and Keith Wilkins

Tech Guru (Web & IT): Valerio Di Fonzo

2016-2017 SGSA Meetings

Next Meeting: TBA

2015-2016 SGSA Meeting Minutes:


SGSA Events Calendar