Movement: The Newsletter for the UT Department of Sociology

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Featured Articles

Carrying the Torch for Social Justice at UT
Jon Sheffner shares how the Department of Sociology played an integral role in social justice movements over the past year at the University of Tennessee.

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Sarah D’Onofrio,
a doctoral student in sociology
at UT, communicates what
matters to her.
as conference attendees share
their experiences on Facebook.
Pointing in a New Direction
Sociologists from around the country and abroad shared ideas about groundbreaking work on crime, punishment, and other harms at the New Directions in Critical Criminology conference in May.

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Alumni Spotlight: Wanda Rushing, A Focus on Service
From solving urban problems to her work in education, Wanda Rushing’s focus on service and generosity to our department is truly noteworthy.

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Wanda Rushing

Faculty Travel

Tea Time
Professor Harry Dahms takes time for tea at The Orchard during the International Social Theory Consortium conference.

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Elephant in Cambodia
Global Health
Professor Frey presents papers in Russia and discusses climate change with officials in Vietnam in the name of global health.

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Black Lives Matter
Associate Professor Michelle Brown travels to Toronto to present paper focused on criminology in the era of black lives matter.

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Che Guevara statue
Professor Shefner joins fellow Fulbright alumni on a Havana tour; pays tribute to Che Guevara memorial.

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Alumni News

Glenn Johnson
Glenn Johnson: A Focus on Justice
Johnson still fighting for environmental justice in communities of color.

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Glenn Johnson
Gina Benedict: Criminal Justice Beyond UT
Benedict instrumental in creating criminal justice major at Maryville College.

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Cory Blad
Cory Blad: A Focus on Teaching
Blad earns tenure and begins his first term as department chair at Manhattan College in 2017.

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Sociology Student Updates

Awards, Accolades, and Graduate Degrees Conferred
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Department of Sociology
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Knoxville, TN 37996-0490
P: 865-974-6021
F: 865-974-7013


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