Dr. Dawne Moon awarded sabbatical grant from the Louisville Institute for her study of the conservative Protestant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and similarly “queer” (LGBTQ+) movement.

CRLS student Ashley Casteneda shares her experiences and advice as a first-generation student

Dr. Erin Hoekstra's research featured in Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education

Catch up on all the new and exciting things happening in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences (SOCS).  Read the 2021-2022 SOCS Newsletter here.

SOWJ Prof. Wendy Volz Daniels leads opposition to making Felmer O. Chaney Ctr. the site of new youth detention facility

SOWJ Student Lisset Perez Jaramillo named the 2022 recipient of the Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Award for Leadership

SOCS student Chris King ('22) creates men's discussion group during internship experience at MU Wellness Center


SOWJ Prof. Wendy Volz Daniels leads opposition to making Felmer O. Chaney Ctr. the site of new youth detention facility

Watch Dr. Jonah Birch's talk on The Politics of Working Time: Business, Labor, and the Fight over France's 35-Hour Work Week

SOWJ Student Lisset Perez Jaramillo named the 2022 recipient of the Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Award for Leadership

Dr. Heather Hlavka's research featured in documentary Justice in Movement: Reclaiming our Minds, Bodies, and City (by student filmmaker Tess Murphy).  Learn more at @justiceinmovement (Instagram) and @justiceinmove (Twitter).

Watch SOCS alum Amber Powell's talk on Gender, Race, and Coercive Sexual Control

Congratulations to SOCS student Emma Hudson-Mairet, who has been selected as one of Marquette’s entries for the inaugural Big East undergraduate research symposium

Dr. Heather Hlavka's project helps women process trauma through exercise

COSC student Riley Keating ('23) describes research project completed with Dr. Aleks Snowden during summer data science REU

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden honored with Community Engaged Teaching Award

Listen here to a podcast featuring SOWJ professor Dr. Alexandra Crampton where she discusses the challenges of decolonizing social work.

SOWJ student Paige Stoeffler ('23) writes and illustrates a lyrical picture book, Sometimes Things Happen, designed to help young readers through the process of coping with emotions that result when things don't go their way or when events are out of their control.

SOCS student Alyssa Spies ('23 ) is completing her internship at Table of Saints and has led two Let’s Talk About It discussions (on eviction and accessible healthcare for the formerly incarcerated)

Watch Dr. Rodrigues' REIS colloquium presentation, "Supportive networks and equitable relationships: Creating an inclusive, decolonial culture of science"

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden and Dr. Heather Hlavka among 2021 recipients of the President's Challenge for Racial Justice and Equity

SOWJ alum Samira Payne selected as Marquette's first Director of Black Student Initiatives 

Dr. Louise Cainkar honored with Community Engaged Teaching Award

Dr. Darren Wheelock and team are awarded $745k Mellon grant to support the Education Preparedness Program (EPP), an initiative that will help those impacted by incarceration succeed in higher education

Dr. David Nowacek's MOI course on climate change featured in Best Practices in Jesuit Higher Education magazine

Dr. Michael McCarthy wins prestigious Berggruen Institute Fellowship at USC for 2021-2022

Watch the Pere Marquette Award Ceremony featuring Dr. Darren Wheelock (2020 recipient of the University Excellence in Teaching award)

Dr. Michelle Rodrigues' research on the effect of friends on cortisol levels was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden discusses factors contributing to the increase in alcohol-related deaths in Wisconsin

Dr. Cainkar discusses taking a stand against anti-Asian violence

Dr. Roberta Coles retires after 25 years

Meet Dr. Michelle Rodrigues and watch her trailer for ANTH 2201. Human Evolutionary Process

Ms. Volz Daniels featured in article about the needs of underpriveledged children

Dr. Cainkar's Islam Immersion trip featured in Wisconsin Muslim Journal.

SOCS faculty Erin Hoekstra and Sameena Mulla discuss Race, Immigration and COVID

SOCS Faculty release "Dear Students" letter in response to the George Floyd protests and calls for racial justice

Dr. Darren Wheelock receives Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award,is honored with University Excellence in Teaching Award

MU's Criminology program ranks in top 20 of Criminology bachelor's degrees nationwide  

Dr. Jane Peterson's Bronzeville research featured in Marquette's A&S magazine

Dr. Jesse Cheng writes op-ed “How the new constitutional amendment should protect victims of police brutality”

Dr. Alexandra Crampton cautions against the use of war metaphors in efforts to combat the coronavirus

Dr. Louise Cainkar discusses her research on American Muslims

Dr. Michael McCarthy’s book wins multiple awards.

Apply for an Islam and Muslims interfaith immersion experience to travel to Dearborn and Hamtramck, Michigan over spring break. Deadline is 12/31/2017.

Dr. Lynch presented at the "Principles in Crisis" panel at the Conference by Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network

Social Welfare and Justice alum, Amanda Avalos, committed to helping Milwaukee's communities of color thrive

The book by Dr. Holstein and Dr. Jones won the Outstanding Book Award by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Dr. Hlavka publishes a blog titled "How can a "Real man" be raped?"

The study abroad program led by Dr. Wheelock is featured on OIE website

Read about Emily Lynch's ongoing fieldwork with Congolese refugees

Applications now being solicited for CRLS Outstanding Senior. Apply here by March 6.

Social and Cultural Science New Hire- Dr. Aleksandra Snowden

Social and Cultural Science New Hire - Dr. Emily Lynch

Apply for an Islam and Muslims interfaith immersion experience to travel to Dearborn and Hamtramck, Michigan over the Spring break. Deadline is January 30, 2017

Please join us in the Grand Ballroom of the AMU, November 1 at 5pm for a special lecture by Dr. Michael Kimmel.

Take a written exam with the Madison Police Department

Apply now for two CRLS scholarships (the Jay Balchunas Memorial Scholarship and the Journal Foundation Francis G. and Jane Keogh Kelly Scholarship)

Dr. Michael Krzewinski wins the Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award

Learn about our new interdisciplinary minor in Culture, Health and Illness

Explore our new interdisciplinary minor in Law and Society

Two Professors Observed Over 650 Court Cases to Write Book on Sexual Violence Research

New Director Angelique Harris says Center for Gender and Sexualities will Focus on Research

Dr. Meghan Stroshine quoted in a story on Time Magazine's website

Students, join Social and Cultural Sciences on April 28th for the Research Salon.

Hlavka and Mulla's Research Featured in Medical Anthropology Series

Dr. Dawne Moon receives $190,000 Templeton Foundation Award to study reconciliation between Evangelicals and LGBT people

Dr. Semukhina presented a lecture titled "Public-Police Contacts in Russia: Revisiting the Predatory Model of Policing "at the Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison

CRLS Student Luis Feliciano Goes for Boxing Gold

Social and Cultural Sciences New Hire - Dr. Jesse Cheng

Two criminology scholarships are available for undergraduate students. Please apply by 9/21/15

Dr. Angelique Harris discusses community health initiative in Lindsay Heights neighborhood

Dr. Dawne Moon receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award

Annual McGee lecture was conducted on April 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Library.

The second Annual Research Salon was conducted on April 23 from 5-7 pm in Lalumiere #177

Social and Cultural Sciences new hire – Wendy Volz Daniels

Social and Cultural Sciences new hire – Michael McCarthy

Dr. James Holstein receives Marquette University Research Excellence Award

Dr. Roberta Coles research on black fathers is featured online, written by Marquette student, Wyatt Massey

Dr. Hlavka’s research on sexual violence is featured on Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)