Sociology

Dr. Doreen Loury

Jul 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Appointed to Philadelphia Commission for Women, to Advocate for Veterans

Dr. Doreen Loury wants to make sure women veterans have a voice. That voice should reach more people, with her appointment by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to serve on the city’s Commission for Women.   As a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Vietnam era, and a member of ...

Students on Haber Green

Caitlin Joyce Jun 25, 2019 2:17 pm

Finding My Family at Arcadia

The concept of “found family” is something that has always struck a chord in me in movies or books. From Lilo meeting Stitch, or Harry meeting Ron and Hermione, there’s something about friendship evolving into a small but supportive mini-family that leaves me misty-eyed. This idea is especially...

Beer ranking at the Brewvitational

May 30, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Guertin-Martin Joins Inquirer’s “Brewvitational” to Select Top Philadelphia Beers

Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, joined a select panel of beer experts and enthusiasts at the May 13 Philadelphia Inquirer’s annual Brewvitational, where they ranked 82 Philadelphia area beers in the categories of new beers of 2019 and...

Dr. Doreen Loury

Apr 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Speaks at Temple’s Veterans Day Event, Interview for City of Philadelphia Spotlight Series

On March 28, Dr. Doreen Loury spoke at Temple University’s second annual Salute to Vietnam Veterans. The Salute to Vietnam Veterans recognized Temple alumni, staff, and students who served in the Vietnam war or during the Vietnam era. Dr. Loury is a Marine Corps veteran who served during the...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Arcadia.

Mar 7, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom, a documentary on which Dr....

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Mar 6, 2019 James Martin

SJW19: Zine Workshop from Here & Now Zines

In conjunction with Social Justice Week 2019, join Philly-based anti-authoritarian zine distro Here & Now Zines to learn the radical history of zines, the importance of free information, and how to make your own zine. Here and Now Zines is an anti-authoritarian radical zine distribution...

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Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

Headshot of Dr. Doreen Loury

Feb 1, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Nominated for “Black History in the Making” Award, Appointed to Philadelphia Defenders Association Board

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology and director of Pan-African Studies, was honored at a Jan. 21 reception by One Village Alliance as the 2019 Black History in the Making (BHIM) Legacy Award. The award honors remarkable role models and mentors who both embody the values of Dr....

Lashanna Bryant Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am

Arcadia Ventures to Prison

I believe that college should be a time for students to get together, despite their differences, and discuss social issues openly. Arcadia offers many courses and programs that align with this idea, but one, in particular, sparked my interest:  “Inside-Out from the Outside-In,” a class that’s...

Oct 5, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Eugene Gilyard, Exonerated After Nearly Two Decades in Prison, Speaks at Wrongful Convictions Day

Arcadia’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department welcomed Marissa Bluestine, legal director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and Eugene Gilyard, who was exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison, for the third annual Wrongful Convictions Day on Oct. 2. The...

Kathryn Jones Oct 3, 2018 4:36 pm

Breaking Free From the Gender Binary

The moment I stepped onto Arcadia’s campus for an Open House during my senior year of high school, I felt that I was home: safe, comforted, and accepted. This feeling is what initially encouraged and accelerated my desire to explore who I was. I have identified as bisexual since the...

May 30, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Faculty, Staff Recognized at 2018 Years of Service Luncheon

By Nicole Gieselman '19 On May 23, Arcadia University celebrated its dedicated faculty and staff at the 2018 Years of Service Luncheon in the Kuch Gymnasium. The ceremony recognized outstanding research, teaching, and student support efforts by faculty and staff, including Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan...