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Doctoral student Caitlin Charles receives ICPSR's Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship

Doctoral student Caitlin Charles receives the prestigious Clifford C. Clogg Scholarship to participate in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at University of Michigan. This scholarship covers the fee to enroll as a Program Scholar. The Clogg Scholarship is a very esteemed one, awarded each year to a handful of graduate students in sociology in the United States.

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Doctoral student Brad Ictech's article in SYMBOLIC INTERACTION among the top 10% downloaded papers of 2019 in the journal

Doctoral student Brad Ictech's article in SYMBOLIC INTERACTION among the top 10% downloaded papers of 2019 in the journal

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Dr. Tim Slack links lessons from Deepwater Horizon to impacts of COVID-19

Investigations into health impacts stemming from Deepwater Horizon may provide insights as to what we might anticipate later from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Tim Slack, professor in the Louisiana State University’s Department of Sociology, describes how economic losses following the oil spill are linked to persistent negative health outcomes in an article marking the 10th anniversary of Deepwater Horizon: Lessons from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Could Help Prepare for Long-Term Health Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Dr. Matthew Valasik's piece in THE CONVERSATION about alt-right groups attending stay-at-home protests

Proud Boys, and many other far-right activists, don’t typically focus their concern on whether stores and businesses are open. They’re usually more concerned about pro-white, pro-male rhetoric. They’re attending these rallies as part of their longstanding search for any opportunity to make extremist groups look mainstream – and because they are always looking for potential recruits to further their cause.

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Dr. Wes Shrum awarded NSF grant to compare COVID-19 responses across countries

Dr. Wes Shrum will examine the role of exposure and locative fear, or the fear of people and spaces that could cause infection, in the response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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Amid the COVID-19 panademic LSU Sociologists shed light on long-term health impacts

LSU sociologists’ continuing research on outcomes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill provides a long-term look at how a public health emergency with immediate consequences for some can lead to new and more widespread health problems for others a decade later, in insidious ways—and not because of physical exposure. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, this should give policymakers pause.

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Doctoral student Maretta McDonald writes in SLATE about the COVID-19 stimulus bill punishing parents behind on child support

Doctoral student Maretta McDonald writes in SLATE about the COVID-19 stimulus bill punishing parents behind on child support

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