Sociology

McCreery, Dr. Loury, DePaul, Dr. Guertin-Martin, Dr. McNeil, Day

Oct 20, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Works to Develop Land Acknowledgement Statement to Recognize Perseverance of Lenape People

Last summer, a group of Arcadia University faculty and staff attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, where presenters paid homage to the Indigenous groups from their respective areas and offered workshops on Indigenous pedagogy in higher education. This resulted in Dr. Doreen Loury...

Oct 19, 2021 May Their Aye

Joaquin Martinez

Join speaker Joaquin Martinez online as he is the first Spanish citizen to be exonerated from death row in the United States.  He was arrested in January 1996 for a double murder in Florida and was convicted and sentenced to death on April 15, 1997. However, with the assistance of the Witness...

Headshot of Arcadia University Associate Dean Alex Otieno

Jul 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Professor Otieno Appointed Associate Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Alex Otieno, a faculty member in the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department, was appointed associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 12. In this role, Otieno will contribute to several important initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences including...

Arcadia University Class of 2021 graduate Emily Brenner

May 19, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Emily Brenner: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Social Justice concentration) with a Sociology minor Favorite Arcadia memory: That’s hard because there’s so many things. I’d go with either Woodstock 2019, my entire First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) semester in London, and what I’...

Four women in military outfits with a navy ship behind them

Apr 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Stefanik ’11 Hosts Panel About Women Veterans Returning Home

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Spanish Language and Literature and Sociology alumna Ali Stefanik ’11, along with co-host Alexis Furlong, hosted a panel discussion, “When the Women Returned: The Difficult Journey Home for Women in the Military,” to provide an opportunity for women veterans to share...

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...