Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction
The Laboratory for the Study of Social Interaction is located in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia. LaSSI houses research on basic processes in social interaction including (a) socioemotional processes (b) status and power processes (c) justice and injustice processes (d) individual and group identity processes.
Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power, and History
The GCPH workshop seeks to provide a space for discussion of for social scientific research that sees meaning and meaning creation (Culture) as central to the way humans create social structure, regards structured inequality (Power) as a central aspect of the social world, and focuses on concrete actors and structures as they develop through time (History).
Families, Communities, and Health Workshop
The Families, Communities, and Health Workshop is an ongoing group of faculty and graduate students who meet regularly to discuss the use of life course models to explain physical and mental health, criminal offending, and romantic relationships. Students and faculty identify papers they would like to co-author with others in the group. In most cases, these papers utilize decades of data collected as part of the Family and Community Health Study (FACHS) and the Iowa Youth and Families Project (IYFP). The group provides an opportunity for members to present their findings and to solicit suggestions regarding the preparation of research papers for publication.