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: Callie Dorsey or Elizabeth Sabbath.

Research Groups and Activities

  • Department Colloquium: Held 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, with the exception of holidays. Social Sciences Building 1061 (Commons) unless otherwise noted. See calendar for details. Contacts: Colin Olson and Eli Wilson.
  • Weekly Sit-and-Write: TBD
  • Sub-discipline study groups
    • Criminology Reading Group: TBA,
    • Medical Sociology Reading Group (MedHeads): Monthly meetings, 3rd Friday of the month at 3pm. Contact: Kristin Barker.
    • Race Working Group:Typically held 1st Friday at 2pm. Contact: Nancy López.
    • Social Movements: Held 3rd Friday of the month at 3pm. Ccontact: Sharon Nepstad.

Community and Social Activities

  • SGSA Coffee Hour, TBA, will be held in the Sociology Commons
  • SGSA Happy Hour will be after every colloquium ~4:30ish.  
  • Geeks Who Drink Spring 2019

2017-2018 SGSA Leadership Team

President:  Elizabeth Sabbath
Vice President: Callie Dorsey
Secretary:  Ella Seigrit
Treasurer:  Samuel Torres
Graduate Representative:  Alyssa Franklin
Colloquium Representative: Davyd Setter
GPSA Representatives:  Taryn Brennan

Social Media Coordinator: Alisa Rogers

2018-2019 SGSA Meetings

Next SGSA Meetings (subject to change): every 3rd Friday of the month @ 1:30pm

SGSA Events Calendar