Peek doing research after Hurricane Matthew

If you really listen, survivors and emergency responders will tell you what they need

Jan. 14, 2022

Survivors of events like the recent Marshall Fire may face what sociologist Lori Peek called "the long tail of disaster-related trauma"

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‘West Side Story’ may be timeless—but life in gangs today differs drastically from when the Jets and Sharks ruled the streets

Dec. 24, 2021

Gangs have changed in the decades since ‘West Side Story’ first came out—they are deadlier, and their demographics are different—as are the means law enforcement use to control them.

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Why it’s time to stop defining a nation’s success through economic growth

Nov. 19, 2021

A new paper out of the CU Boulder argues it may be time to stop hyper-focusing on economic growth as a leading indicator of a society’s success, because we may be headed for a long-run decline in growth this century, whether we like it or not.

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Say hello to our Collective Nightmares in horror films

Oct. 27, 2021

CU Boulder sociologists who teach courses on the sociology of horror talk about their podcast, why horror films are popular and their favorite scary movies.

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Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths

Sept. 22, 2021

CU Boulder research finds that carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.

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Cleaning up the worst, hyper-polluting power plants could have huge effect

Sept. 1, 2021

A new study from CU Boulder finds that focusing on the ‘big’ picture by reducing the emissions of super-polluting power plants could drastically reshape the climate crisis.

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The Shecession: How the Pandemic Is Impacting Women’s Careers

July 26, 2021

What the pandemic revealed about gender inequalities—and what needs to change.

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Personal experience fuels PhD student’s research on disaster recovery

June 30, 2021

Sociology graduate student has won a grant from the American Sociological Association for her work with housing recovery among Houston-area immigrants.

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Seventeen students are named 2021 Van Ek Scholars

May 12, 2021

This year’s recipients of the notable College of Arts and Sciences’ award are especially distinct, the chair of the award committee notes Seventeen exceptional undergraduates are this year’s recipients of the Jacob Van Ek scholarship, one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ highest honors. The award recognizes faculty-nominated students...

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Disaster expert joins nation’s building safety board

April 30, 2021

Lori Peek, a CU Boulder sociologist, was recently nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the National Institute of Building Sciences board

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