Summer 2021 Department News and Publications

Departmental News

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 - 12:00am


Dr. Sharon Nepstad has won the ASA Peace, War, & Social Conflict section's Robin M. Williams, Jr. Award for distinguished contributions & an outstanding scholarly career in the study of peace, war, genocide, military institutions, or social conflict.
Lisa Broidy was elected Vice President of the American Society of Criminology. Lisa has also been promoted to Distinguished Professor. 
Elizabeth Korver-Glenn and Eli Wilson successfully passed their mid-tenure reviews.  


Roberto, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Korver-Glenn. 2021. "The Spatial Structure and Local Experience of Residential Segregation." Spatial Demography (online first - open access).  

Public Engagement and News Coverage

Maricarmen Hernández published an article this month in the ASA Footnotes publication (issue on environmental challenges through a sociological lens): 

Dr. Nancy López explains the relationship between street race, colorism and practicing solidarity in Associated Press article by Astrid Galvan, "Beyond 'In the Heights,' Colorism persist, Rarely Addressed," June 18, 2021. 

The Biden-Harris Administration cited Elizabeth Korver-Glenn’s research on racialized housing appraisals (with Junia Howell) in their statement on actions to narrow the racial wealth gap

Carmela Roybal (along with co-authors Raymond Foxworth, Laura Evans, Gabriel Sanchez, and Cheryl Ellenwood) has published a blog post on structural inequality and Covid-19 in Native Nations for the London School of Economics’ Phelan United States Centre: 

Carmela has also been involved with the New Mexico Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. She helped write the report to the Governor and New Mexico Legislature. This report is available at: 

Grants and Scholarships

Erin Coleman received the Graduate Student Success scholarship ($9,000) from UNM’s Graduate Studies. 

Noah Painter-Davis and Davyd Setter received the Mentoring and Career Development grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, $59,999. 

Alumni News

Alexis Padilla (UNM Sociology Ph.D. in 1995 and one of our former part-time instructors) has published a book, released this month: Disability, Intersectional Agency, and Latinx Identity: Theorizing LatDisCrit Counterstories. New York: Routledge.