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Congratulations are in Order 2-19-21

Friday, February 19, 2021

Tracey LaPierre
Tracey was awarded a CTE Assessment Innovation Award for course adaptations done in Soc 380.  These adaptations involved the collection and formative use of assessment data, to adjust instructional practices and maximize individual students’ learning.  Award winners received $1200 and were featured panelists at the Student Learning Symposium.   

Carrie Wendel-Hummel, Tracey LaPierre, and Danielle Olds were awarded an R01 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  This 18-month, mixed-methods study will investigate the COVID-19 impact on care and safety practices among home care clients, direct service workers, and informal caregivers in Kansas. 

McCannon, Gerald Kevin
Kevin was awarded the CTE Assessment Innovation Award (this is the same award as Tracey above).

Joane Nagel

  • With Sam Kendrick, “The Cowboy Scientist Saves the Planet:  Hegemonic Masculinity in Cli-Fi Films,” Masculinities:  A Journal of Identity and Culture 14, 2020:5-34
  • With David Heath Cooper, Timothy Lee, and Trevor S. Lies, “Unmasking the Racial and Gender Politics of the U.S. Pandemic,” Peace Review 33(1), 2021.
  • With David Heath Cooper, “Lessons from the Pandemic: Environmental Sociology, Climate Change, and COVID-19,” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, forthcoming, 2021.


Jarron St. Onge
Saint Onge, Jarron M., and Joanna Brooks. 2020. The Exchange and Use of Cultural and Social Capital among Community Health Workers in the United States. Sociology of Health and Illness. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13219


Paul Stock
Stock, Paul V., and Mary Kate Dennis. 2021. “Up in Smoke or down with Worms? Older Adult Environmentalist’s Discourse on Disposal, Dispersal, and (Green) Burial.” Mortality 1–17. doi: 10.1080/13576275.2021.1878121. (Available via KU ScholarWorks, too: https://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/31348).



  • The first Sociology Colloquium of the spring semester was held this morning, February 10, 2021, at 11:00 am.  This event, “Adult garden, or IF HUMANS ACTED AS PLANTS,” featured Aevtyna Kakhidze from Muzychi, Ukraine. Aevtyna will be an artist in residence at KU in the fall.


  • “Civil Rights Activism & German-Jewish Refugees” is a virtual event series exploring civil rights in Europe and America.  It will be held on February 23, 2021, at 4:00 pm, CT.

Panelists for this event are:

Ari Linden, German Studies

Fithawee Tzeggai, Sociology

Shelia Bonner, American Studies, Andrew Mellon Visiting Scholar, Margaret Walker Center, Jackson State University

“From Swastika to Jim Crow (film)”  is a film that will be discussed which features Jewish-German scholars who taught at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the South after emigrating to the U.S., a rich and complex chapter of Black and Jewish relations in American history.

A KU ID required to watch the documentary:


Register here for either or both events: https://kansas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wavw43BeQ0yfPg1Z-KUg1g


  • “Symposium on Inequality in East Asia,” sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and co-organized by ChangHwan Kim will be held March 19, 2021, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm CT.   Click here to register.

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