As the 2012-2013 academic year comes to a close, I’m struck by how quickly the past two semesters have gone by. Cliché as this is—we all say it each time finals week hits us with its piles of blue books and lurking deadlines—this year seems to have flown by with particularly intense speed. Perhaps that’s because our department has been bustling with exciting new projects like the Culture Lab and the Critical Race Initiative, and events and lectures such as Tim Moran’s talk for the William Form Alumni Lecture. Look for coverage of these topics, and more, in this semester’s newsletter.
This semester, look for advice on attending conferences, navigating the job market, and baking to relieve stress. Rather than our traditional graduate student and alumni spotlights, we hear from three SOCY grad students who have recently accepted teaching and/or postdoc positions after jumping into the job market. Our undergraduate spotlight features two outstanding sociology majors, and another piece highlights the experiences of a class of 2012 sociology major after graduation. The staff spotlight focuses on Elizabeth Maldonado, one of our favorite faces in Art/Socy. In addition, we hear from our Chair, Graduate Director, and GSF presidents.
As always, I’m proud to be part of such a vibrant and productive department community. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, given advice, and helped out during my first year as Newsletter Editress. Next year, fellow grad student Joe Waggle will be joining me as co-editor.
Wishing everyone a lovely summer,
Anya M Galli firstname.lastname@example.org