Sociology

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Mar 20, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Social Justice Week 2018 Explores Environmental Issues

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the Criminal Justice and Sociology societies, hosts Social Justice Week, March 26-29. This year’s theme, “Going Green: Exploring Environmental Issues,” focuses on connections between environment and society, such...

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Mar 8, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Students Present at Regional Research Conference Hosted by Dr. Eaton

By Caitlin Joyce '20 and Lana Valente '19   Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English, hosted the eighth annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference at Arcadia on Feb. 24. Nearly 50 students from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Lincoln...

Caitlin Joyce Feb 9, 2018 12:07 pm

Why I Minored in Gender Studies

As a child, I utterly rejected the color pink. My identity before middle school was all tomboy, a disdain of all things frills and sparkles, a rejection of what is traditionally feminine— the classic I’m not like other girls mentality. At a very young age, I internalized the notion so prevalent in...

Dr. John Noakes

Jan 11, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Noakes Speaks on Police Oversight, Quoted in Smithsonian Magazine

Dr. John Noakes, associate professor and chair of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, presented in November at TEDx West Chester on police oversight and the social contract. Dr. Noakes said that the general population subscribes to a social contract– agreeing to give up certain liberties...

Dec 8, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Unites to “Break the Silence” on Racism

Students, faculty, staff, and trustees joined together on Dec. 8 to “break the silence” about racism. The Day of Silence was hosted by Melanin in Action (MIA) and POWER, with additional collaboration by Pan-African Studies; Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department; Office of the...

Nov 13, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Presents Criminology Symposium

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Society will present the New Directions in Criminology Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Castle Dining Room. The event is free and open to the public. Presentations include: 11 a.m. Alumna Viola...

Caitlin Joyce Nov 10, 2017 2:17 pm

Breaking the Gender Binary

What does it mean to perform gender? One of the most obvious answers that comes to mind is expression through appearance. Our appearances dictate how society sorts us into categories of male or female (and occasionally, androgynous, other, or unknown). At the base level, one...

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Oct 25, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Loury Receives African American Women in Higher Education Award

Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology, was highlighted by The Philadelphia Tribune as the African American Women Veterans in Higher Education recipient at the Association of Black Women in Higher Education’s conference on Oct. 18. The Tribune also...

Oct 11, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Explore Phobias During Fright Week, Oct. 16-19

Have you ever wondered where phobias come from? Or why we fear certain things? Explore the science behind phobias and fears during Fright Week, Oct. 16 to 19, in the Rose and Mirror rooms. The week’s events are a collaboration between the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department,...

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Sep 26, 2017 Caitlin Burns

ABWHE 10th Annual National Conference Brings “Sister Power 2017” to Philadelphia

Celebrate “Sister Power” in Philadelphia with the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) as they honor Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and activist, at their 10th annual conference from Oct. 18 to 20 at the Sonesta Hotel and Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia...

Jun 14, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Association of Black Women in Higher Education on June 2

For the second year, students, faculty, and alumni participated in the Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) Philadelphia Chapter’s Garden Party at Arcadia University on June 2. Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and director of...

May 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

In Video, Class of 2017 Grads Share After Arcadia Plans

Find out what graduates of the Class of 2017 have planned after Commencement.   Watch the Video