Sociology

Artist rendering of the Act Up conversations.

Mar 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Love Pilot Launches for It’s Second Semester With Act-Up

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The LOVE Pilot Program kicked off its second semester with an act-up on Feb. 25, “Mapping and Dismantling Systemic Racism.”  After last semester’s teach-in events, the LOVE program is moving toward action. Speakers at the first act-up included Alex Otieno,...

Debra Powell Wright with the cover of Philly Jawns

Feb 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Debra Powell-Wright, Co-Editor of “Philly Jawns”

On Friday, March 26, Arcadia University will host the event Philly Jawns Speak: Mississippi Goddam Revisited 2021 in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel and discussion will focus on how art meets activism. Moderated by Director of Young Men's Initiative at Philadelphia Futures Gabriel...

Arcadia University professor Alex Otieno

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno, assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation.  He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Doreen Loury

Feb 9, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Discusses the Fight for Racial and Social Justice

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 During a live interview on Feb. 2 with WURD Radio’s The Source with Andrea Lawful Sanders, Dr. Doreen Loury, director of the Pan African Studies Program and assistant professor of Sociology, discussed her upbringing in Columbus, Ohio and recent racial and social...

Arcadia University student Sanaa Scott-Wheeler sits in front of a tree

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24. “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

Arcadia University alumna Danielle Frank

Oct 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Frank ’12 Finds Her Passion Working with Disability Support Services

As a student at Arcadia University, Danielle Frank ’12 found her calling in Disability Support Services in the Office of Academic Development.  As a Sociology major, Frank had wanted to become a guidance counselor. However, after working in the Office of Academic Development, she discovered...

Arcadia University interim director of Education Dr. John Noakes

Sep 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Noakes Spotlighted in Portland Protests Article

Dr. John Noakes, interim director of the School of Education, was featured in an online Aug. 24 news article published by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), which was republished on KLCC, Oregon’s branch of National Public Radio (NPR). The news report explores the 2020 protests for Black Lives...

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Jun 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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Jun 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06, the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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Jun 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could...

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May 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Pan African Studies Announces Winners of African American Folklore Competition

The annual African Folklore Competition, sponsored by the Pan African Studies, asks students to compose an original folktale with elements of African storytelling. On May 7, Lashanna Bryant ’21, Eric Hamada ’22, Tiara Moore ’21, Tessa Kilcourse ’20, and Shakiya Smith ’23 were announced as winners...

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May 7, 2020 Jen Retter

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19.    "Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive."  "Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and...