Lorena Garcia: What I’m up to now

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Lorena Garcia

I’m teaching
SOC 490: Capstone/Research

I’m currently working on
A book about upward mobility among U.S. Latinxs.

I’m also co-authoring (with Jessica Fields, SFSU) a chapter for an edited volume. The chapter is on the place of love in sexuality education and research on youth sexualities.

I recently co-edited
with Jessica Fields (SFSU), a special issue of Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning.

I recently became
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology and Associate Head in Sociology.

This summer, I…
Spent two weeks in California enjoying the sun, ocean, and time with family!

My office hours are
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm

See Lorena Garcia’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.


Rachel Gordon: What I’m up to now

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Rachel Gordon

I’m teaching
The world at Institute of Government and Public Affairs

I’m currently working on
Directing a National Institutes of Health study on how youths’ appearance relates to their achievement from birth to adolescence.

With colleagues, I am writing new grants for studies regarding how parents’ appearance relates to youth achievement as well as the parents’ well-being, as well as student achievement and their skin tone.

Paul Brian McInerney, Carla Ilten, Rachel and a faculty member from Education are working on a project about legal and sociological framing of copyright policy and open source measures.

I recently published
An article on an open source measure of students’ social and emotional competencies based on partnerships with a school district in Nevada and a national organization.

I recently received
Institute of Education Sciences grant with colleagues in psychology developing a new measure of social and emotional teaching.

I also have an ongoing National Institutes of Health grant for the project mentioned above.

This summer, I…
Went with my daughter to Stanford for her tennis camp

My office hours are
Wednesdays & Thursdays, by appointment

See Rachel Gordon’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.

Maria Krysan: What I’m up to now

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Maria Krysan

I’m currently working on
A project with Amanda Lewis looking at the intersection of school choice and housing choice among parents with school-age children.

I have a book forthcoming:
The Cycle of Segregation in an amazon locker near you!

This summer, I… 
Supervised my daughter raising chickens and walked on the Earth’s mantle in Newfoundland.

My office hours are
By appointment

See Maria Krysan’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.

Paul-Brian McInerney: What I’m up to now

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Paul-Brian McInerney

I’m teaching
SOC 244: Sociology of Work
SOC 547: Social Organization

I’m currently working on
A project on the collaboration among craft brewing in Illinois, Colorado, and California.

I recently published
A co-authored article with a former graduate student, Xiao Lu, comparing how Chinese ex-pats and home grown scholars use their networks to find job and get promotions in academia.

I recently received
A National Science Foundation grant to expand my craft brewing collaboration project.

This summer, I…
Biked, went camping, and spent time with family. I also raced the Ore to Shore mountain bike race (48 miles) in the Upper Peninsula.

My office hours are
Tuesday, 1-3pm

See Paul-Brian McInerney’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.

Pamela Popielarz: What I’m up to now

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Pamela Popielarz

I’m teaching 
SOC 447: Organizations
SOC 440: Race and Gender in Organizations

I’m currently working on
A book about nineteenth century fraternal orders for white men, specifically the Freemasons and the Knights of Pythias. I am analyzing how their structures and practices changed during the industrial revolution, in order to demonstrate how organizations can create durable economic inequalities by race and gender.

I recently published
A paper comparing immigrants and non-immigrants in terms of their social networks and community organization memberships. My co-author on the paper was Tünde Cserpes, a former graduate student in our department. We used data from the CAS 2010, which were collected in suburban Chicago. The paper was published in Social Networks.

A paper showing how fraternal lodges in Indiana used the methods of finance capitalism early in the nineteenth century. Because these organizations were gender- and race-exclusive, I argue that they acted as places where white men learned these methods, and also helped to gender and racialize the institution of finance capitalism. The paper was published in Business History.

This summer, I…
Presented my research in three different countries and visited Montreal (one of my favorite cities) twice!

My office hours are
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm and by appointment

See Pamela Popielarz’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.

Barbara Risman: What I’m up to now

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Barbara Risman

I’m teaching
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 445: Sociology of the Family
SOC 593: Teaching Sociology

I’m currently working on
A new research project interviewing genderqueer young adults.
Quantitative research on whether millennials are becoming more traditional on gender politics.

I have a book forthcoming:
Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure

I recently presented
The Alpha Kappa Delta Distinguished Lecture

I recently received
UIC College of Liberal Arts & Science Distinguished Professor award

This summer, I…
Road-tripped to American Sociological Association. On the trip, I went to Quebec City and spent two weeks traveling around.

My office hours are
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11am and by appointment

See Barbara Risman’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.

Atef Said: What I’m up to now

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Atef Said

I’m teaching
SOC 385: Sociological Theory
SOC 585: Classical Sociological Theory

I’m currently writing
I am working on two articles based on my research on the Egyptian revolution. One article is about the famous protest camp in Tahrir Square in relation to the concept of repertories of contention (I sent it for a review in a journal) and another on the idea of eventfulness in the Egyptian revolution in relation to the famous work by William Sewell, Jr. on revolutionary events. This spring I will go back to work on my book manuscript, tentatively titled, The Tahrir Effect: Protest, Revolution and Counter-revolution in Contemporary Egypt.

I recently published
Arab Spring, Mobilization, and Contentious Politics in the Middle East
Arab Spring: Against Shallow Optimism and Pessimism

I recently received
The 2017 Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Humanities (ICAH) Award at UIC. The award is given to a project that promotes interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration between graduate students and junior faculty members. The project’s title is “Arts of Dissent: The Fate of Unfinished Revolutions from Green Movement to Occupy Movement.” My collaborator in this project is Kaveh Mohammad Rafie, a Ph.D. student in the Art History Program at UIC. The award is co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Working Group at the UIC and Institute for the Humanities, and it funds one $5,000 collaboration in the digital humanities.

I am working with my partner on the project now with the Social Justice Initiative, which generously agreed to co-sponsor the project, to display this exhibition in the spring of 2018. Please watch for news for this.

This summer, I…
Camped with family in South Haven, MI

My office hours are
Monday, 2-4 and by appointment

See Atef Said’s full bio on the UIC Sociology website here.