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January 12, 2017 | Publication, Research

Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, Assistant Professor for Sociology, has co-authored The Sociology Student’s Guide to Writing, Second Edition (SAGE Publishing, 2017) with Angelique Harris, Marquette University.

This brief, economical reference work gives practical advice about the writing tasks and issues that undergraduate students face in their first sociology courses. Along with more traditional topics, it incorporates valuable information about composing emails, writing for online forums, and using technology for information-gathering and note-taking. Used by itself or in combination with other texts, this book will increase the quality of student writing and enhance their knowledge of how sociologists communicate in writing.

Dr. Alia R. Tyner-Mullings earned a doctorate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she researched alternative educational models. A former high school math teacher, Dr. Tyner-Mullings serves on assessment committees for three small high schools. Her research interests include the sociology of education, communities, sports, and cultural studies. Dr. Tyner-Mullings is the author of Enter the Alternative School: Critical Answers to Questions in Urban Education, the co-editor of Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform and the co-author of Writing for Emerging Sociologists.