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Sociology Snippets – Winter 2021, Week 6

Hoping this note finds you past your midterms and doing well.  This Soc Snippets contains the following sections:






The American Sociological Association Honors Program provides undergraduate sociology students a rich introduction to the professional life of the discipline. Once admitted, these exceptional students come together for four days and experience all facets of the ASA Annual Meeting.

By participating, Honors Program students develop long-lasting networks with other sociologists while their sponsoring departments get to “showcase” their most outstanding majors.

At the Virtual 2021 ASA Annual Meeting, Honors Program students will:

  • Present in an Honors Program roundtable paper session and participate in Honors Program workshops on careers and graduate school;
  • Take part in regular sessions and special events; and
  • Learn more about the ASA’s programs, initiatives, resources, special interest sections, elected leadership, and governance arms

Participation in the Honors Program requires nomination by a sociology faculty member at your college or university. Your completed application, including the faculty nomination letter, should be submitted online by February 18, 2021.

2021 APPLICATION: The application link is available here. Please note that if this is your first time in the log-in portal, you will first have to create a profile. Once you do, you will see the Honors Program as one of the application options.

For more information or to ask any questions, please contact



Become a Sociology Peer Leader!

The Peer Leader Application form is ready to receive your applications—due end of Week 6.  A brief introduction to what Peer Leaders Do:

Sociology Peer Leaders serve as undergraduate leaders aiding the department in communication, Sociology Club development, and event planning.  Peer leaders help craft bi-weekly Sociology Snippets that go out to all Sociology majors, create quarterly undergraduate newsletters, plan and put on events for undergraduates, and aid in projects to support the undergraduate program. Peer leaders work in conjunction with the Sociology club and are encouraged to be in club leadership (but not required).


Sociology Club – Join in!

A reminder that the Peer Leaders are launching a new student organization:  Sociology Club!  If you are interested in joining sign up at the Engage Page.


Sociology Club Leadership Meeting February 15 @ 6:00 PM

The Sociology Club is meeting this Monday to discuss and plan upcoming events! Please join us in the discussion to share your thoughts and opinions about upcoming events that you want to see happen. We are always looking for new ideas and this meeting is open to all! Email for the Zoom link.




1. Global Migration, Capitalism, and Racist Nationalism

Thu, February 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST

Join Harsha Walia and Robin D.G. Kelley for a discussion about racist border regimes, capitalism and migration, and the ascent of the far-right across the world, marking the release of Walia’s Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism.

Event details and access here


2. Latinx Studies Minor Meet & Greet Event – February 18th 4-5pm.

This meet & greet is for undergrads who have either declared the minor or are interested in doing so. Register here:


3. Holden Center Leadership Summit (Virtual) on February 16th-18th

Description: The Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement will be hosting their annual Leadership Summit virtually this year, on February 16th-18th. The Leadership Summit is an opportunity for students to authentically connect and develop their leadership skills. Our goal is participants will feel empowered and enabled to create positive lasting change within their community.  Free registration for students. Register at

Theme: This year’s theme is “Beyond All Limits: Empowering Your Leadership and Your Community.”

Schedule: This year we will be offering six live sessions on Zoom and four pre-recorded sessions on Zoom. Each session will fall under one of our sub-themes: Empowering Your Leadership (EL) or Empowering Your Community (EC).  See website for schedule and to register:

4. The Center for the Study of Women in Society presents “Black Americans and the Borders of Belonging”: A Conversation with Martha S. Jones on February 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Professor Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University. She is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy. Event Registration