Recent News from the Sociology Department


    We are happy to announce that Dr. Rachel Stein, alum from UA, just became the President-Elect for the 2019 Council of NCSA - North Central Sociological Association.


  • Ph.D. student authors journal article

    James Carter, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology, has had an article titled “The Association Between Ethnic Identity and Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use Among A Sample of College Students: Does a Sense of Ethnic Belonging Matter?” accepted for publication in the academic journal Substance Use and Misuse. The journal incorporates research from various disciplines to inform theory and policy related to the use and abuse of drugs/alcohol.

    Working alongside Dr. Robert L. Peralta and Dr. Juan Xi, both associate professors in sociology, Carter’s research examined the relationship between ethnic identity and the misuse of prescription drugs among college students. Findings from the piece indicate that a stronger sense of ethnic identity may reduce the likelihood of prescription drug misuse among racial/ethnic minorities.