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Two UO Sociology faculty awarded for excellence

Congratulations to Professors Raoul Liévanos and Kemi Balogun for their recent UO awards for excellence in teaching and research!

Dr. Liévanos was selected as a recipient of the Excellence in Remote Teaching Award for Spring 2020. This award recognizes and rewards innovation and creativity under such challenging circumstances to those who implemented positive learning experiences using the remote format. Dr. Liévanos stood out for his innovations, care, and responsiveness to students during a term where everyone was working hard under immense pressures. His advocacy for underrepresented students and the way he managed classroom communications were equally exceptional.

Dr. Balogun was selected as a recipient of the 20-21 Fund for Faculty Excellence award. This prized UO award recognizes and rewards nationally competitive faculty who have a record of distinction in their quality of scholarship and creative accomplishment, contribution to their respective field, and contribution to the university, and provides top faculty members with salary supplements or research support to recognize world-class research. Dr. Balogun’s her recent work includes the publication of her book Beauty Diplomacy: Embodying an Emerging Nation (Stanford University Press, 2020), and a co-edited a volume (with Lisa Gilman, Melissa Graboyes, and Habib Idrissu) titled Africa Every Day: Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent (Ohio University Press, 2019).

Our department could not be more proud of our excellent faculty and all of their many contributions to sociology and to society. Congratulations again to both Professors Liévanos and Balogun for their achievements!