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Department of Sociology and Criminology
 

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Wei Bei - alumna

Wei Bai

ALUMNA
MA in Sociology | 2015 | International Center of Xi’an International University
 
I received my BA degree with majoring in English in China before I joined the Sociology and Criminology Department at the U of A for higher education. Knowing more about western culture during the undergraduate years sparked my desire to explore more about western culture and the world. And sociology is a perfect choice allowing me to have access to different angles of society and the world such as race, gender, immigration, marriage, social class, etc. I wish my experience could encourage students more actively to participate in the oversea study program.
 
Gabriel Evans MA STUDENT in Sociology

Gabriel Evans

MA STUDENT
Sociology
 
I am a Portland Oregon Native and a first-year master's student at the University of Arkansas. I completed my BA in Anthropology and Sociology at Swarthmore College and has an Associates in Behavioral and Social Science from College of the Redwoods. My research is influenced by my interested in identity/subject formation and how that process is linked to the subject community. Essentially it is the nature vs. nurture discussion. I am very interested in social structures such as race, class, gender, sexuality and religion and their effect on the process of identity formation. I study this under the scope of Masculinity and more specifically Black Masculinity.  
Taylor June

Taylor June

UNDERGRAD STUDENT
Honor Student
Sociology Major
 
Taylor June presented her honors thesis, titled: “The Implication of Resettled Refugee Experience on Current Policy” (under the direction of Dr. Bustamante) at the Association for Humanist Sociology 2019 Annual Meeting, El Passo, TX.
Steven Worden

Steven Worden

FACULTY
Associate Professor
 
I love studying the plausibility structures of religious subcultures, particularly those flatly challenging the dominant materialistic ethos of the American business culture. I visit people in nursing homes (when not in lockdown). I volunteer in a hospice organization (also when not in lockdown) and CEO (the Cooperative Emergency Outreach food bank).  I am also a member of the Legion of Mary. I participate in several book clubs including the Merton Society, and two metaphysical reading groups discussing the books, A Course in Miracles, and A Course in Love.
 

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Students in the TRC contribute to the Bias Homicide Database (BHDB), an open-source, relational database containing information on bias homicides from 1990 - 2019.   View
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