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Sociology Snippets – Week 10, Fall 2020

You’re wrapping up the term!  We applaud you for powering through one of the more unusual terms of your schooling.  Wherever this week’s Soc Snippets finds you, we wish you well, good luck on finals, and health and happiness over the holidays and New Year.


This Soc Snippets includes:

Sociology Club Interest Form



Recorded Webinars


Sociology Club Interest Form

Your Peer Leaders and I (Director of Undergraduate Studies) are looking for student interest in starting a new Sociology club on campus! We are currently in the process of starting one but need your help to fully establish it. Please take some time and fill out the form if you are at all interested in being a part of the planning process or joining the club.

Here is the link to the survey!



  1. Join the center for Environmental Futures on Tuesday, December 8th
    (10am-11:30am) for an “Interdisciplinarity 101” talk featuring Kelsey Juliana and Tia Hatton from the Juliana v. United States case.

    From Our Children’s Trust: “In 2015, 21 youth, and organizational plaintiff Earth Guardians, filed their constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, against the U.S. government. Their complaint asserts that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources.”

    Kelsey and Tia will discuss the case with updates on where it currently stands and plans for the future.

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Meeting ID: 982 9653 8662

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More information on the event can be found here:


  1. RobinMorris Collin, the Norma Paulus Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law, will share her passion for creating solutions to remedy environmental injustice. She will deliver the 2020-21 Colin Ruagh O’Fallon Memorial lecture “The Geography of Injustice and the Ecology of Reparations” on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5 p.m.via Zoom.

Collin’s talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate in the live Zoom event. Register at: The talk will be recorded and available for viewing on the OHC’s YouTube channel. For more information contact


 1. The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops

Do you love to write and be creative? Are you a storyteller or poet? The Walter and Nancy Kidd Creative Writing Workshops are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year starting January 4th. The Kidd Workshops are a special yearlong sequence of courses that allows you to study your passion for creative writing and grow as an artist. Scholarships are also available: This year the Kidd Program gave $52,000 to undergrad creative writers.


Program highlights include:

  • Generous Scholarships Available (up to $3,000 each)
  • Workshop Original Poetry or Fiction
  • Small Classes with a Creative Community
  • Lectures by Visiting Writers and Faculty
  • Fulfills Half of the Requirements for the Minor
  • Mon/Wed, 2:00pm–3:50pm, Each Term


Submitting Your Application: For the fiction track, submit up to ten pages of fiction or creative nonfiction. For the poetry track,  submit up to four pages of poems. Students may apply to both tracks. Applications should also include an unofficial copy of your transcript and a short personal statement.

To Apply, click here:

Accepting Applications Starting Monday January 4th

Application Deadline: Monday March 1nd, 2021

For More Information:


 2. The Department of Sociology at Stony Brook is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applications are due January 15, 2021 through our online application system. (The application checklist provides a handy reference of documents that are required to apply. But, please note that the Sociology Department is not requiring GRE scores for this application cycle.) Our website provides more information about the program, our faculty research interests, and degree requirements. In addition, prospective students should feel free to email with any questions.

Our faculty expertise is concentrated in Global Sociology, Computational Social Science, the Environment, Health, International Development, Social Inequality, Politics, and Culture. We value a diversity of backgrounds, methodological orientations, and theoretical perspectives and look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students in the fall of 2021 to further add to our vibrant community.


Recorded Webinars

A recording of OSPIRG’s Health Policy Webinar event folks who couldn’t attend is available HERE.