Our Resources

--A scene from Lullwater Park on Emory's Campus

Emory University has an abundance of resources on and near its campus. A number of these are routinely accessed by Emory Sociology students and/or faculty. These resources involve those found in other departments on campus -- such as the colleagues and curricula of African American Studies, Candler School of TheologyGoizueta Business School, and Rollins School of Public Health.

Read below about the additional resources found beyond departments. Click on a given entry to access information about that particular resource:

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

  • ECDS was formed alongside an ongoing initiative in Emory College of Arts & Sciences regarding Digital Studies & New Media.
  • Dr. Cassidy Puckett was hired in Emory Sociology as part of that ongoing initiative, given her expertise on Internet usage.
  • ECDS works with faculty and students alike in designing a wide variety of digital projects -- including with Dr. Roberto Franzosi and his project on Lynchings in Georgia (1875-1930).
  • ECDS has conducted workshops on various data-gathering and data-analyzing tools for Emory Sociology graduate students.
  • ECDS has also benefited our graduate student by way of pre-doctoral fellowships and part-time work.

Read more about ECDS here.

Emory Center for Ethics

  • ECE is directed by Dr. Paul Wolpe, a sociologist and Associated Faculty of Emory Sociology.
  • Its Senior Faculty Fellows include Dr. Ellen Idler, an Emory Sociology professor, and Dr. Richard Levinson and Dr. Wesley Longhofer, two associated faculty in Emory Sociology.
  • The Center takes as it focus the ethical foundations of social life.
  • It brings together scholars, practitioners and community members to address directly that focus.

Read more about the Center for Ethics here.

Emory First-Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP)

  • FLIP is a student group for those who are first in their family to attend college, as well as those from low-income families.
  • It is poised to play an important role at Emory given the common but mistaken assumption that all our students have sufficient resources to manage comfortably the cost and culture at an elite university.
  • FLIP provides both community and social support as well as guidance in how to negotiate material concerns on campus (e.g., expensive textbooks).
  • Dr. Timothy Dowd is the newly appointed faculty advisor for FLIP -- an Emory Sociology professor and a first-generation student himself.

Go here to connect with FLIP.

Global Research for Women! (GROW!)

  • GROW! was founded by Dr. Kathryn Yount, Emory Sociology professor, Rollins School of Public Health professor, and Asa Candler Griggs Chair of Global Health.
  • It is a global network that connect scholars address women's empowerment, health and freedom from violence.
  • That network of scholars, furthermore, is compiling a broad base of research evidence so as to offer and pursue social change in an informed fashion.
  • This network also works to connect with leaders and activists in pursue of that positive change for women and girls around the world.
  • GROW! sponsors events on campus and is at the heart a growing body of published scholarship.
  • Its faculty include Dr. Solveig Cunningham Argeseanu and Dr. Monique Henneck, both associated faculty of Emory Sociology.
  • Its featured graduate students and fellows include Emory Sociology graduate students Ximena Leroux, Stephanie Miedema, and a past graduate student, Dr. Dan Semenza.

Read more about GROW! here

Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods

  • QTM is a gathering point for quantitative scholars and students on campus, particularly those in the social sciences.
  • QTM offers a number of talks that deal with cutting edge developments in quantiative methods.
  • It also offers fellowships for visiting faculty, as well as doctoral fellowships.
  • Dr. Weihua An was recently hired by Emory Sociology as part of a social science methods search conducted by QTM. He is thus a faculty member in Emory Sociology while also part of QTM's faculty.
  • It is also home to a Quantitative Social Science major that has a Sociology track for undergraduates, thereby bringing together both QTM and Emory Sociology.
  • Its QTM 100 course ("Introduction to Statistical Inference") fulfills a stats requirement for Emory Sociology majors.

Read more about QTM here.

International Society for Justice Research - Biennial Conference (Emory 2018)

  • This international conference was hosted by Emory University in Summer 2018, under the direction of Dr. Karen Hegtvedt.
  • The theme, Interrogating Injustice, highlighted issues related to race and to the distribution of health care resources.
  • The interdisciplinary conference took place from July 25 to July 28, 2018. 

Read more about this conference here.

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference

  • The JWJI is directed by a member of the Emory Sociology Graduate Faculty, Dr. Andra Gillespie, and she is assisted by Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen, an Emory Sociology PhD.
  • The JWJI provides an important gathering place on campus for scholars of all type who focus on race, inequality that stems from differences of various types (e.g., class, gender, sexual orientation), and justice.
  • It offfers an excellent speaker series that features experts from within and beyond Emory University. 
  • The JWJI wards fellowships to scholars, both new and established.
  • During 2016-17, Dr. Erik Love (a sociologist at Dickinson College) was a JWJI Fellow & he taught a sociology course for us entitled "Islamaphobia in America."
Read more about the JWJI here.

The Quality Enhancement Program: The Nature of Evidence

The QEP is led by Emory Sociology's Dr. Tracy Scott, and she is assisted by Dr. Brandy Simula, who is also part of Emory Sociology.

  • It plays a key role in the accreditation of Emory University by focusing on a substantive concern: the nature of evidence, and how such evidence is conceptualized, gathered and analysed across disciplines. 
  • The QEP has implemented this substantive concern into the curriculum by way of first-year seminars that are evidence-based.
  • A summer workshop helps faculty members from all disciplines hone their respective seminars so that evidence is the key focus.
  • Several Emory Sociology faculty have developed their own evidence-based first year seminars -- including Dr. Irene Browne's "Gender, Race and Inequality: Evidence? (Spring 2018)", Dr. Cassidy Puckett's "Schools and Society" (Spring 2018), and Dr. Roberto Franzosi's "Racial Violence" (Fall 2018).

Read the positive review given this program by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Read more about the QEP here.

The Race and Policing Project

  • This project was founded by Dr. Abigail Sewell, an Emory Sociology faculty member.
  • It is wonderfully described as a "a collaborative effort to curate research at the intersections of racial inequality and criminal injustice for community consumption and usage" (here is the source of this description).
  • The Project moves beyond pay-walls and makes available published scholarship to all interested parties.
  • It has created both a bibliography and an annotated bibliography that guides and informs all those concerned with how race, inequality and law enforcement interwine.
  • It disseminates this knowledge for the purpose of bringing out positive social change that is informed by rigorous evidence.
  • The Project is mentioned here as one of the ways that Sociology can help Black Lives Matter 

For more on the The Race and Policiing Project, read here and here.

The Religion and Public Health Collaborative

  • This collaboration is directed by Dr. Ellen Idler, a member of the Emory Sociology faculty.
  • This interdisciplinary collaboration involves faculty from Candler School of Theology, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Sociology, the Graduate Division of Religion, the Nell Hodson School of Nursing, Rollins School of Public Health, the School of Law, and the School of Medicine.
  • It focuses on bringing together both religious practitioners and religious scholars around considerations of the social determinants of public health in a broad sense and in a global sense.
  • It sponsors talks and conferences that deal with this substantive focus.
  • Its faculty pursue a number of empirical projects to address and improve health, focusing on the intersection between religion and health. 
  • The R&PHC published a ground-breaking book with Oxford University Press in 2014: Religion as a Social Determinant of Health, edited by Dr. Ellen Idler.

Read more about the R&PHC here.

The Working Group on Race and Racism in Biomedicine

  • This group is an interdisciplinary one that brings together scholars from Georgia Tech, Agnes Scott, Spelman, and Emory.
  • It organizes public events for sharing knowledge, such as the panel on "Health Impacts of Mass Incarceration."
  • It provides an important note for the sharing of knowledge in other ways, such as the compiling of syllabi and an interactive bibliography.
  • Three of its members are Dr. Abigail Sewell, a member of the Emory Sociology faculty, and Ryan Gibson and Emily Pingel, two Emory Sociology graduate students.

Read more about the Working Group here.