Studies have shown that perceived discrimination among minority adolescents leads to smoking, anger, alcohol use and abuse, depression or psychological distress, but a new study by UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby demonstrates that discrimination also directly impacts the overall health of African American adolescents.
A new study co-authored by UNL sociologist Emily Kazyak finds that cultural perceptions and stereotypes have an increased impact on bisexuals' coming-out experiences than those of gays and lesbians.
A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new summer research program at UNL led by Kirk Dombrowski (pictured) that aims to train the next generation of scientists in both minority health disparities and social network analysis.
A new study by UNL's Emily Kazyak (pictured) shows that the quality and amount of legal information on parental rights obtained by same-sex couples is often dictated by income levels. The study was published in the February issue of Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji will give two public talks at events co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, UNL’s international literary journal, on Feb. 26. The events, which open UNL's "African Week" celebration, include a 3:30 p.m. lecture in Andrews Hall and a 7 p.m. poetry reading in the Nebraska Union.
Comic books have enthralled kids and kids-at-heart for decades, spawning franchises that now grace the silver screen and gross billions of dollars. Can they capture teenage interest in scientific issues? UNL's Judy Diamond will address this question Feb. 13 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, Calif.
UNL’s Bureau of Sociological Research is a charter member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative. Director Jolene Smyth said the initiative encourages broader and more effective disclosure of research methods.
A flash mob spawned by a sociology project may become a new tradition at UNL. The event, held Dec. 10 in the Nebraska Union, grew from a sociology class led by Lory Dance.
Patricia Wonch Hill, research assistant professor of sociology and the chapter’s lead author, said data from an ADVANCE-Nebraska Faculty Network and Workload Study was used to study the changing academic workforce. The research, she said, demonstrates how the changes among faculty demographics are not always reflected in policies.
UNL sociologist Lisa Kort-Butler's newly published research studies the characteristics and expectations of prison volunteers, along with their interactions with prison staff and inmates.