Sociology News

Dr. David G. Ortiz was interviewed by the local news channel concerning the national anthem protest at UTEP. Watch it here!

Dr. Cynthia Pelak was interviewed by KRWG reporter/producer Simon Thompson  on Sept 20 after a Las Cruces screening of the film “Snowden”  which was released Sept 23rd. She talks about social change and youth.  Listen to the story here

Dr. Julie Steinkopf Rice was interviewed by Emily Guerra for KRWG’s Puentes program on the radio. She discusses her work in building a solidarity economy here in the borderlands of Southern New Mexico and Far West Texas. Listen to the interview here.

 Dr. David G. Ortiz is in the news! Learn more about his research in this article on social media.

 Dr. Julie Steinkopf Rice has started a new community engagement initiative titled “Borderlands Solidarity Economy.” This is an effort to support existing economic alternatives to capitalism occurring here in the borderlands of New Mexico, as well as create new economic alternatives.

You can learn about their activities on their website and also on facebook:

 Our online B.A. program is ranked #10 nationally in the best undergraduate distance ed sociology programs. If we go by those that do not have Doctoral Programs, we are ranked 4th. Read more about our ranking here: