Sociology in the Spotlight

Upcoming Conferences

American Sociological Association (ASA)
August 10-13, 2013
Hilton New York Midtown, New York NY

Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)
April 3-6, 2014
Omaha Hilton, Omaha NE

Recent Faculty Presentations

Aurea K. Osgood and Jennifer J.N. Chernega (2011). “The Challenges and Benefits of a Sociology Travel Study Course.” Presented at ASA’s 2011 Annual Meetings, Las Vegas NV.

Jennifer J.N. Chernega, Anne Figert, Christine C. George, and Sarah Stawiski. (2011). “Social Identity, Anticipatory Socialization and Harm Reduction: Helping the Homeless Transition to Housing.” Presented at ASA’s 2011 Annual Meetings, Las Vegas NV.

Nicole H.W. Civettini.(2011). “The Selective Doing of Gender: Differences in Housework Sharing between Gay and Lesbian Couples.” Presented at ASA’s 2011 Annual Meetings, Las Vegas NV.

Recent Faculty Publications

Chernega, Jennifer J.N. & Aurea K. Osgood. (2012). "Bringing Students into a Discipline: Reflections on a Travel Study." College Teaching 60(3). (PDF)

Osgood, Aurea K. (2012). “Building an Eldertopia: An Activity and A Course Structure.” In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. (PDF)

Osgood, Aurea K. and Jennifer J.N. Chernega. (2011). "Getting Students Excited About Social Research.” In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. (PDF)

Chernega, Jennifer J.N. & Aurea K. Osgood. (2011). “Travel with Students: A Review of Existing Literature.” In American Sociological Association’s TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology. (PDF)

Schroeder, Ryan D., Aurea K. Osgood, and Michael J. Oghia. (2010). “Family Transitions and Juvenile Delinquency.” Sociological Inquiry 80(4): 579-604. (PDF)
 
Osgood, Aurea K. and Ryan D. Schroeder. (2009). “Public assistance receipt: A comparison of Black and White single-father families.” In R. Coles & C. Green (Eds.), The Myth of the Missing Black Father. Columbia University Press. (PDF)

Civettini, Nicole H.W. & Jennifer Glass. (2008). “The Impact of Religious Conservatism on Men’s -Work and Family Involvement.” Gender & Society 22(2): 172-193 (PDF)

Faculty News

Brian Aldrich is the faculty advisor for the new "WSU Global Zero" chapter.  The purpose of the organization is to provide educational and awareness programs "to strengthen the knowledge and to promote and create an environment in which the community can learn about eliminating and reduce the proliferation of nuclear weapons and create a peaceful better world for the future generation."

Aurea Osgood is currently serving as President of the Bluff Country Co-op Board of Directors. The Co-op is located in the heart of downtown Winona and offers the community a grand selection of organic, local and healthy food choices.