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Allison J. Pugh

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Sociology
Office location and address
Randall 210
130 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
RAPID: Teacher-Student Relationships in a Crisis
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 15, 2020 – July 31, 2023
The Last Human Job?: Systematizing Connective Labor
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
February 15, 2018 – January 31, 2022
Berggruen Fellowship on Behalf of Allison J. Pugh
Source: University of Southern California
August 16, 2019 – May 24, 2020
AS-SOCI Dissertation Research Improvement Fauzia Husain
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
May 01, 2017 – October 31, 2018
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Processes and Politics of Trust at Work
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
July 01, 2017 – June 30, 2018
AS-SOCI On the Cutting Edge of Intimacy: Children, Parents and Institutions Negotiating Cultural Change
Source: American Council of Learned Societies
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2017
SOC 2052: Sociology of the Family
Credits: 3
Comparison of family organizations in relation to other social institutions in various societies; an introduction to the theory of kinship and marriage systems.
SOC 3290: Sociology of Childhood
Credits: 3
The class introduces the 'new social studies of childhood' and the idea that the experience of childhood is a social construction, not a string of biological facts. Topics include: how caring for children varies across time & space, and considering childhood in the context of Western cultural trends - increasing inequality, unequal distribution of overwork, poverty, war, liberty, decreasing privacy, consumerism, sexualization, networked society.
SOC 4970: Special Studies in Sociology
Credits: 1–12
An independent study project conducted by students under the supervision of an instructor of their choice. Prerequisite: Fourth-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in sociology (or overall GPA of 3.2 for non-majors) and instructor permission.
SOC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Independent research, under the supervision of a DM faculty adviser, for the DMP thesis. Prerequisites: SOC 3120 and Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program in Sociology.
SOC 4981: Distinguished Majors Thesis Writing
Credits: 3
Writing of the DMP thesis under the supervision of a DM faculty adviser. Prerequisite: SOC 4980
SOC 5140: Qualitative Methods
Credits: 3
Studies the theory and practice of qualitative, non-statistical methods of sociological inquiry including field work, interviewing, textual analysis, and historical document work. Students practice each method and design larger projects. Prerequisite: Six credits of sociology or instructor permission; open to advanced undergraduates.
SOC 5320: Sociology of Gender
Credits: 3
This course will explore the social construction and consequences of gender, covering such topics as work, care, sexuality, identity, politics and inequality. Readings will include the classics as well as newer works in the field. Prerequisite: Graduate status; six credits in sociology or permission from the instructor.
SOC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
SOC 9010: Directed Reading
Credits: 1–12
Independent study with a faculty member. 
SOC 9520: Advanced Topics in Social Inequality
Credits: 3
This course covers selected topics in social inequality across various dimensions and contexts.
SOC 9570: Advanced Topics in Gender and Sexuality
Credits: 3
This course covers selected topics related to gender and sexuality.
SOC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SOC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.