February 2021 Department Awards and Achievements

Departmental News

Posted: Feb 08, 2021 - 12:00am

The UNM Sociology Department was deemed one of the 15 Best PhD programs by bestvalueschools.com.

Alena Kuhlemeier and Carmela Roybal were named Graduate Student Scholars as part of the Substance Use Disorder Grand Challenge. This new program is intended to provide mentorship for graduate students who are working to address issues of health inequities in New Mexico. More information on the project can be found here.

Samuel Torres successfully defended his dissertation prospectus in January. His dissertation committee has approved his proposal to examine how contemporary and over-time changes in relative economic inequality shape crime disparities between neighborhoods of different ethno-racial compositions. His committee members are: Dr. Christopher Lyons (chair); Dr. Lisa Broidy; Dr. Noah Painter-Davis; and Dr. Maria Velez.