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. (SGSA By-Laws)

For more information, please contact: Alyssa Franklin or Alisa Rogers.

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
  • Student-led working group: 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 TBD

2020-2021 SGSA Leadership Team

President:  Alyssa Franklin
Vice President:Alisa Rogers
Secretary:  Kasim Ortiz
Treasurer: Ella Siegrist
Graduate Representative:  Ella Siegrist

Diversity and Inclusion Representatives: Emily Castillo and Sofia Locklear

Undergraduate Committee Representative: Emily Castillo
Colloquium Representative: Davyd Setter
GPSA Representatives:  Taryn Brennan

Social Media Coordinator: Alisa Rogers

2020-2021 SGSA Meetings

Next SGSA Meetings (subject to change): monthly at 4pm

SGSA Events Calendar