Department of Sociology

Sociology Week Poster for calendar of events (look to calendar at bottom of page for further details)
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Studying Sociology is a very enlightening experience because it shows all of the different ways that humans are connected to one another."
Lea Mercado

The Sociology Connection

The Sociology Connection is a series of events designed to bring students, faculty, and the community together to discuss and confront some of the most challenging issues facing society today. We welcome anyone who wants to learn more about social issues and become more fully engaged in efforts to improve society.

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Location:
UAC 474; UAC 474
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tina Villarreal: tv12@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Sociology
Want to know what you can do with a Sociology degree? 
Our panel will welcome several graduates from our program to discuss their careers and how to parlay the skills you gain from our program into a successful career. 
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Location:
Flowers 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Toni Watt: tw15@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Sociology

Christian L. Bolden is the Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor in Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Central Florida. His recent book Out of the Red: My Life of Gangs, Prison, and Redemption (Rutgers University Press) received the 2020 Frank Tannenbaum Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Convict Criminology. Dr. Bolden also received the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University San Marcos and the 2021 Faculty Senate Award for Research from Loyola University New Orleans. In 2012-2013, Dr. Bolden was the “Futurist in Residence” research fellow for the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. His areas of research are gang histories and processes, mass incarceration, human trafficking, and environmental criminology.

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact (512)245-2113 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.

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