News - Sociology

Yassine Dguidegue
June 19, 2019 • Posted in

Dguidegue Joins Sociology Department

Dr. Yassine Dguidegue has joined the University of the Ozarks faculty as assistant professor of sociology, beginning the Fall 2019 Semester. Dguidegue completed his Ph.D. in rural sociology in May from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He has served as a graduate teaching and research assistant at Mizzou since 2014 and is also the […]

Natty Parks Landscape
September 27, 2018 • Posted in , , , ,

Weiss’ “Natty Parks” Film To Premiere Oct. 3

University of the Ozarks Professor Dr. Jesse T. Weiss will premiere his documentary, “Natty Parks,” on the Ozarks campus at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Rogers Conference Center’s Hanna Room. The film was written, directed, filmed and edited by Weiss, professor of sociology and environmental studies. The documentary chronicles the journey that capped […]

Jack Hamilton
March 6, 2018 • Posted in , ,

Music Author To Discuss Rock And Roll, Race

Academic, author and pop music critic Jack Hamilton will discuss his recent book, “Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination,” at University of the Ozarks on Wednesday, March 28. The event, which is a part of the University’s Walton Arts & Ideas Series, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Rogers Conference […]

May 4, 2012 • Posted in

Six Ozarks seniors present research project results

As the spring 2012 semester came to a close, six Ozarks seniors gathered in the Hanna Room in Seay Student Center to present the results of their senior research projects. The poster presentations summarized the research done by the students, who are all pursuing a major in either environmental studies or sociology. Senior seminars and […]

April 30, 2012 • Posted in

Schedule announced for Sociology and Environmental Studies senior thesis poster symposium

Students in the Ozarks Sociology and Environmental Studies programs will hold a senior thesis poster symposium on Thursday, May 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hannah Room in the Seay Student Center. The poster symposium will feature: Andrew C. Heim, Privileged Gender Socialization’s Perpetuation of Patriarch: How Religious Identity Relates to Sexism […]

ozarks barbie sociology
March 14, 2012 • Posted in

“Vagabond Barbie” defies stereotypes to win Barbie Bash 2012

In what Dr. Jesse Weiss says may have been the toughest competition to date, 13 re-imagined Barbie and Ken dolls vied for the title of “Barbie Bash 2012 Champion” in his spring Social Problems class.?But in the end, it was Vagabond Barbie who took the win, narrowly edging out Popeye Barbie and Playboy Bunny Ken. […]

February 24, 2012 • Posted in

Dr. Anna Zajicek to discuss graduate studies in sociology

Clarksville, Ark. --- Dr. Anna Zajicek, Director of Graduate Studies at the Sociology and Criminal Justice department at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, will be on campus on Monday, February 27, to meet with students interested in pursuing graduate studies in sociology at U of A. Dr. Anna Zajicek will be on campus on Monday, […]

November 17, 2011 • Posted in

Ozarks sociology students attend conference at Heifer Ranch

On Nov. 11, ten students from Ozarks, members of the Sigma Alpha sociology club and other sociology majors and minors, attended the Arkansas Sociological and Anthropological Association (ASAA) meeting at Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Ark. The trip marked the first time students from U of O had attended the conference. “We wanted to take students […]

April 15, 2011 • Posted in

Sociology course “Barbie Bash” Examines Gender Roles

Mattel's bestselling Barbie doll has gone through a lot of changes since her debut in 1959. However, you would be hard-pressed to locate any of the following at your local toy store: the Flyfishing Outdoor Barbie, the Handywoman Barbie, the Hooters Waiter Ken, Gladiator Barbie, or the Frederick’s of Hollywood supermodel Ken. The one place […]

May 24, 2010 • Posted in

Students track elusive ghosts in U of O summer courses

Clarksville, Ark. --- "From ghoulies and ghosties / And long-legged beasties / And things that go bump in the night, / Good Lord, deliver us!" Thus goes the old Scottish children's prayer. On a recent Sunday night, U of O students had the opportunity to put this theory to the test as part of summer […]