August 29, 2013
Amanda Gengler, an assistant professor of sociology, received the 2013 Herbert Blumer Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.
This award is presented annually to the author of the best graduate student paper in the tradition of symbolic interaction. Gengler’s paper was entitled, “‘Keep Your Hope, Keep Your Faith’: Hope work and emotional threat management among families of seriously ill children.”
Gengler will be teaching a sociology seminar on health and illness in the spring 2014 semester.