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  • Sociologist examines costs of health care; fellowship award supports her dissertation
  • Scholars find antagonism toward motherhood dissuades women from pursuing academic science careers
  • New series mixes lectures and performances to explore what it means to be a man in 21st-century America
  • Social sciences research on mass shootings, gun culture selected as first project of new Pahl Initiative
  • A team of researchers evaluates a prominent sociology theory for the first time in a longitudinal study
  • Understanding the migrant caravan requires an awareness of Central America's recent history, social scientists say
  • Black studies scholar and sociologist publishes 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book
  • A UCSB scholar will explore the apparent falling out of seminal sociologists Max Weber and W.E.B Du Bois
  • Six professors are named 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • UCSB scholars discuss the social and historical implications of the women’s movement, from Seneca Falls to the March on Washington
    From Seneca Falls to the March on Washington — scholars discuss the implications of the women’s movement
  • UCSB Promise Scholar one of 10 college students nationwide named to inaugural class of Frederick Douglass Global Fellows
  • A collaboration led by a UCSB scholar makes a breakthrough in quantifying belief system dynamics
  • In a new paper, UCSB sociologist Thomas Scheff makes a case for emotional education in K-12 classrooms
  • Sociologist Victor Rios is among four presenters in PBS series of TED Talks on innovative approaches to education
  • UCSB sociologist Thomas Scheff explores “the hidden literature of shame”
  • Melvin Oliver, UCSB’s inaugural SAGE Sara Miller McCune Dean of Social Sciences, to become next president of Pitzer College
  • Family leave policies spur women’s entrepreneurial activities, says UCSB sociologist
  • Thomas Scheff would like psychologists to talk about emotion — not simply to share feelings, but to advance science.

  • Sociologist traces systemic bias in favor of male-led businesses to stereotypical beliefs about entrepreneurs
  • According to Thomas Scheff, history offers valuable lessons about conducting research in the modern world
  • Ranking represents intellectual diversity of faculty and students and the department’s commitment to scholarship and teaching
  • Emotions are complicated and never more so than in the scientific realm where they lack commonly accepted definitions
  • Data shows increased labor market valuation of individuals who possess cognitive ability as well as social skills
  • Shame, according to Professor Thomas Scheff, is the most hidden and obstructed emotion, and therefore the most destructive
  • Women protest in Washington, D.C.
    Scholars meet at UCSB to remember and rethink feminist struggles of the 1960s
  • In her new book, “Geographies of Privilege,” sociology professor France Winddance Twine argues that physical space, geography, and locality are key to understanding how power and privilege operate in diverse national contexts. Geography and...
  • Love songs –– the pouring out of one's heart in words and melody –– are as ubiquitous and timeless as the emotion itself.

  • Denise Segura, a professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, has received the Outstanding Latina Faculty in Higher Education award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).

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