Summer 2023 News

Graduate & Undergraduate News

Posted: Jul 13, 2023 - 12:00am


Lisa Broidy and M.A. graduate, Ella Siegrist published an article in Feminist Criminology titled "Prioritizing Protection: How Jailed Women Challenge Maternal Stigma"Read here.


Lisa Broidy and co-author Stacy De Coster have a chapter titled “Current Perspectives on Female Offending” in the forthcoming volume of Advances in Criminological Theory titled Gender and Crime: Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives (edited by Sandra L. Browning, Leah C. Butler, and Cheryl Lero Jonson). 


Jessica Goodkind and colleagues, including recent PhD, Ryeora Choe, published an article in Journal of Traumatic Stress titled "Persistence of the association between mental health and resource access: A longitudinal reciprocal model in a diverse refugee sample."  Read here.


Jessica Goodkind and colleagues, including lead author, recent PhD, Neil Greene. Recently published an article in Journal of Applied Social Science titled "Expanding Social Network Conceptualization, Measurement, and Theory: Lessons from Transnational Refugee Populations." Read here.


Visiting Scholar Raquel Rivera, in collaboration with the reproductive justice organization Bold Futures NM, has authored the policy research article “The Benefits of Licensed Midwifery and Community Birth in New Mexico, Among BIPOC Birthing People.” The article is a preprint in the process of revision and resubmission at a peer-reviewed journal. 

Eli Wilson and his colleague Aaron Delgaty recently published an article titled "The Hidden Strains of 'Cool' Jobs” in SociologyRead here.


Grants, Fellowships, and Other Supports

The Second Chance Pell research team, which includes Noah Painter-Davis, Neil Greene, Em Ahrend, Elisha Allen, and Verlin Joseph, have received approval to participate in the revised “Second Chance Pell Experiment” under the U.S. Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Initiative for 2023-24. This grant enables up to 12 incarcerated students to enroll full time at the University of New Mexico. 


Graduate Student Vittoria Totaro was awarded a graduate fellowship from the UNM Center for Regional Studies for the 2023/2024 academic year. 



Nancy López was awarded the 2023 Dr. Jozi De Leon Advocate Award, LGBTQ Resource Center, UNM. 


Ranita Ray’s 2022 Gender & Society article titled “School as a Hostile Institution: How Black and Immigrant Girls of Color Experience the Classroom”  

The article has received multiple awards: 


  • Winner, 2023, Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

  •  Co-Winner, 2023, American Sociological Association's The Section on the Sociology of Sex and Gender’s Distinguished Article Award 

  •  Honorable Mention, 2023 American Sociological Association, The Section on Race, Gender and Class’ Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award 


Presentations and Workshops, Public Engagement, Public-facing Scholarship, and News Coverage


Nancy López is an invited speaker for the Culture of Health Program Meeting, "Systems Impact on Historically and Currently Marginalized Populations: Unpacking Racialization, Intersectionality and Resilient Communities," of National Academy of Medicine, July 19-20, 2023 in Washington, DC.  


Nancy López was an invited speaker for the opening plenary, News Perspectives on Health Equity, Academy Health National Conference, June 23-27 in Seattle, WA.  


Nancy López was quoted in CNN story 5/30/23, "The differences between race and ethnicity – and why they’re so hard to define,” part of CNN’s newsletter series, Race Deconstructed. 


Other News 

Lisa Broidy was appointed to a 3-year term on the Editorial Board of ASA’s Rose Book Series, starting in January 2024. 


Ryan Goodman and Colin Olson have been promoted to Principal Lecturer III. 


Kiwoong Park has successfully completed his pre-tenure, mid-probationary review. 


Dan Ragan and Eli Wilson were selected for the OVPR’s Fostering Research Expansion in the Social Sciences and Humanities (FRESSH) Program.