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The sociology program at UTSA includes diverse scholars who are engaged in cutting edge social research academy. The core of our program is highlighted by an emphasis on methodological rigor, both quantitative and qualitative. We also strive to achieve a balance between... More→

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Dr. Gabriel Acevedo and Lecturer Favor Campbell, both faculty in the UTSA Department of Sociology, were awarded the UTSA Student Ambassadors, “Amber Award” for Outstanding Student Mentoring. The Amber Award is given to members of the UTSA community by students who serve as campus Ambassadors. The awards were presented at a dinner on Friday, February 17, where each student made brief remarks and personally awarded their perspective mentor.   

Dr. Acevedo and our Graduate Students present at Assoc for the Soc of Religion Annual Meeting

The UTSA Department of Sociology would like to congratulate Ms. Andréa Ruiz, a 2013 graduate of the UTSA Sociology Master’s Program and current Ph.D. candidate  Penn State University, for successfully defending her dissertation proposal.

The 3MT Competition started on Tuesday, March 22, with over 50 Master’s and Doctoral students competing in the preliminary round to earn a top spot in the Finals competition.

3MT® (Three Minute Thesis) is a competition providing graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research… in 3 minutes or less!

The Department of Sociology congratulates our very own David Ray for winning 2nd place in a very competitive field of submissions for his paper “Survivalist, Zombies, and Anticipatory Traumatic Stress.” David was awarded a $750 scholarship for his participation and for a 2nd place win.

Congratulations David!

Dr. Gabriel Acevedo discusses the decline of American religiosity on NPR.