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Department ofSociology


Laura Robinson Tenured and Promoted

Congratulations! Laura Robinson was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor. After joining SCU, Robinson published 20 core publications contributing to her areas of specialization: digital inequalities and qualitative methods. She also contributed to the campus community on several levels. On the departmental level, she organized events including the Annual Western Departments of Sociology & Anthropology Undergraduate Research Conference. Robinson also institutionalized events  and resources aimed at preparing our students for their futures in and outside the university. Under the auspices of the Center (formerly CSTS), Robinson sent a team of student-researchers to Brazil to conduct research benefitting the hearing  impaired; as the faculty advisor to the Global Social Benefit Fellowship Solar Ear Team, Robinson trained them to collect data, analyze it, and create a unique measurement and evaluation tool. Other highlights from Robinson’s record include serving as a scholar of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the Ignatian Faculty Forum I and II. At the national level, Robinson was elected to serve as the chair of her section of the American Sociological Section (CITASA) and orchestrated the relaunching of an important sociology book series, Emerald Studies in Media and Communications, with CITASA sponsorship.

2017 Soci News