NCC Professor Publishes Writing Guide for Sociology Students

January 18, 2013 | Publication

January 18, 2013 (New York, NY): Alia Tyner-Mullings, Assistant Professor of Sociology at The New Community College at CUNY, is co-author with Angelique Harris of Writing for Emerging Sociologists (Sage Publications, Inc., 2013). A writing guide for upper-level sociology undergraduate students and graduate students, this instructional text introduces students to the variety of writing projects that sociologists undertake and provides instruction on grammar and composition. Students will gain practical knowledge on topics such as peer reviewed journal manuscripts, book reviews, grant proposals, and field notes. Writing for Emerging Sociologists uses writing as a tool to help students learn about the field and practice of sociology. The book offers useful advice and instruction for college students planning to enter the academy or the private, non-profit, or government sectors.

Dr. Tyner-Mullings earned a doctorate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she researched alternative educational models. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on sociology, deviance, statistics, and education. After finishing her doctorate, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the Sociology and Education Program and then an assistant professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. A former high school math teacher, Dr. Tyner-Mullings serves on assessment committees for two small high schools. She has also worked as a statistical or academic consultant for several colleges and universities. Her research interests include the sociology of education, communities, sports, and cultural studies. Dr. Tyner-Mullings is also the co-editor of Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in NYC Urban Educational Reform (Information Age, 2012).

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