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Sociology Lecturer Victoria Rankin Interviewed for Wallethub Article

In late July, Wallethub released an article online comparing the best and worst school systems in the United States. Their list ranks all 50 states and was compiled based on 33 key metrics ranging from performance and funding to class size and instructor credentials. Sociology lecturer, Victoria Rankin, was asked to provide insight on their […]

Inside UNCC Features Article by Professor of Sociology, Cynthia Hancock

Recently Inside UNCC featured an article by Professor of Sociology and Director of UNCC’s Gerontology program, Cynthia Hancok, Ph.D. In the article, Hancock interviews her mother, Joyce Riffe, about her experience with polio, the outbreak of Spanish Influenza in 1918 and how COVID-19 has had an impact on her life today. To read the article […]

UNCC Sociology Alum Shares Her Experience as a Nurse During COVID-19

Christy Murray Stromska, who is a graduate of both UNCC’s Sociology and Nursing programs, was recently interviewed for Inside UNC Charlotte about her experience working as a nurse during the current COVID-19 pandemic. After working as a nurse for almost 11 years at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, California, she has experienced multiple extreme […]

Prof. Anne-Kathrin Kronberg Recently Published on the Work in Progress: Sociology Website

“Do Gender Pay Gaps in Workplaces Narrow the Longer Employees Stay? (they don’t)” written by assistant professor Anne-Kathrin Kronberg was recently published on the Work in Progress: Sociology website. To read the article in full detail, visit here: “Do Gender Pay Gaps in Workplaces Narrow the Longer Employees Stay? (they don’t)”

Faculty Spotlight: Zinobia Bennefield featured in PBS NOVA Article

PBS NOVA published an article online discussing the link between chronic stress and an increased risk to COVID-19. More specifically, the article focuses on how chronic stress -especially the stress of racism- has affected minorities at an alarming rate within the United States. Native Americans are being hospitalized five times more than whites for coronavirus […]

Rachel Austin featured in Charlotte Observer’s Article Focusing on the Effects of COVID-19 on Communication

Read the article in its entirety here: “Even after the pandemic is over, will handshakes and hugs remain a thing of the past?”

Novel Coronavirus

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources. After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to move instruction online. This was […]

Dr. Kendra Jason’s research on health and work is featured in Forbes

Read more about “The Double Whammy For Older, Low-Wage Workers With Chronic Conditions.”

Dr. Jill Yavorsky’s research on gender and work is featured in the Washington Post

Read more about how unemployment alters men’s job choices.

Welcome Dr. Stephanie Potochnick

A warm welcome to our new faculty member in the sociology department, Dr. Stephanie Potochnick! Stephanie graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2007 with an M.A. in Sociology. After continuing her education, Dr. Potochnick joined the faculty at the University of Missouri, but has decided to make the move back to Charlotte! Dr. Potochnick’s research examines […]