University of Minnesota Sociological Association
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What the Hell Happened? Religion and Politics After 2016
The 2016 presidential election is pushing scholars and pundits to revisit their basic understanding of the relationship between religion and politics. How did conservative religious voters justify supporting Trump? What happened to the growing group of liberal, non-religious Americans we keep hearing about? Does religion even matter in politics anymore? Political sociology is well positioned to answer these questions, especially when it pays attention to research on religion and culture. Using new survey data, this talk draws on ongoing dissertation research to outline a sociological approach to understanding the relationship between religion, public opinion, and political engagement.
When: Tuesday, April 18 at 4pm
Where: 915 Social Sciences Building
Come get some free dinner while engaging in dialogue!
UMSA Officer Elections for 2017-2018
Interested in getting involved in a group that connects you to faculty and fellow students and that also looks great on a resumé?
As the spring semester comes to a close, we will be holding elections for officer positions on our board on May 9th in 915 Social Sciences Building. The following positions are open:
– Vice President
– Marketing/Public Relations
– Executive Board Members
You will be asked to give a small presentation of your qualifications at the transitional election meeting.
Email us for any questions, and fill out this Doodle poll to determine the best time: https://doodle.com/poll/turwkgmih3ycmhue
The new UMSA website is here! Updated weekly, it’s the go-to place for all things UMSA:https://umsaumn.wordpress.com/
University of Minnesota Sociological Association (UMSA) is a place for sociology majors and minors to interact with fellow undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty in a supportive, collaborative, and intellectual environment.
Sociology’s student organization:
- provides a voice for the needs of sociology majors and minors on campus
- organizes programs of interest to sociology students
- facilitates understanding and interactions among undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty
- is committed to valuing a diversity of viewpoints and experiences
Activities, Events, and Panels
UMSA meets monthly and organizes events that offer useful academic and educational information to sociology undergraduates as well as opportunities for networking with sociology graduate students, staff, and faculty.
Our main events include informational panels for sociology undergraduates including a graduate school panel, a UROP panel, and a career panel. We also host faculty speaker lectures and social events including dinner and a movie nights, as well as socials that are open to the entire sociology department and the University’s graduate and undergraduate student body.
The best way to get involved in our student group is to attend the events organized by UMSA officers. If you are interested in helping to plan events, email our officers at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also post our upcoming events on Facebook and in the sociology department’s e-newsletter. Attending events regularly constitutes membership of UMSA, and all events are open to all sociology majors and minors. There is no application or fee to join.