Social Sciences and Education

Christina Diaz received her Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in demography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2015. Her research interests revolve around international migration, social stratification and processes of family formation. (Photo: Anna Augustowska/College of SBS)
April 20, 2018
Sociologist Christina Diaz has received a fellowship to investigate whether the arrival of new Asian and Hispanic immigrant populations influences American mainstream culture.
Catherine Brooks is associate director of the UA School of Information, which brings together faculty and students focused on various areas of information science, including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 11, 2018
In a technology universe where there are more questions than answers, UA researchers are calling for a collective approach toward the thorny issues of data privacy, algorithmic discrimination and the spread of "fake news" online. The series Fast Forward is examining the UA's role in the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
April 4, 2018
How a young adult's boyfriend or girlfriend manages money may have an impact on that young adult's overall well-being and life outcomes, researchers found.
A student in a writing course taught by Jamey Rogers (Photo: Z Saenz, SBS Tech)
March 7, 2018
A national award reflects the UA’s investments in the program — including smaller class sizes — that are designed to enhance student academic and career success.
People who say "I" and "me" a lot aren't narcissists, but there may be something else going on, UA researchers found.
March 7, 2018
People who talk a lot about themselves are not narcissists as one might expect, but may be prone to depression, anxiety and other negative emotions, UA researchers found.
Sudha Ram, a professor of management information systems, directs the UA's INSITE, a center that focuses on harnessing the power of big data to help businesses and organizations make better-informed decisions. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 7, 2018
Sudha Ram's research tracks students' social interactions and daily routines via their CatCard usage — and leverages that information to make predictions about freshman retention. Fast Forward, a UANews series, is examining the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
"Soldiers Plundering a Farm," by Sebatian Vrancx, 1620
March 7, 2018
The UA Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies is marking the 400th anniversary of the start of the Thirty Years' War with a series of events on "The Miseries of War."
Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books is all about interactivity for visitors.
March 6, 2018
Attendance for the event on the UA campus, which benefits literacy programs, now exceeds 100,000, and the presenters are a who's who from literature, science and pop culture.
Aerial view of the Ceibal region in Guatemala. Lasers powerful enough to penetrate the dense jungle canopy allowed archaeologists to accurately map the ground surface below. (Photo courtesy of Takeshi Inomata)
March 5, 2018
A team of archaeologists, using LiDAR and led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.