Date posted: August 21st, 2017
Soon-to-be newlyweds, Professor Cassi Pittman and her fiance Adam Claytor, were featured in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and numerous other media outlets for their “Obamaesque” engagement photo shoot. The couple recreated several poses inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s romantic photographs taken during his presidency.
Date posted: July 17th, 2017
Professors Mary Erdmans and Timothy Black have just received notice that their recent book On Becoming a Teen Mom received Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award from the ASA Section on Race, Gender, and Class. Over 60 books were nominated for this award. This is the third prestigious award received by their book.
Date posted: July 13th, 2017
Brian Gran has been invited to serve on the Program Committee for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
Date posted: June 23rd, 2017
Brian Gran was elected to the position of Chair-Elect of ASA’s Section on Human Rights. He will serve as Chair of the Section in 2017-2018.
Date posted: June 5th, 2017
The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) invited Brian Gran to participate in “Responsible Global Investing,” a project sponsored through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the State Department’s premier professional exchange program, bringing over 250 professionals from around the world to visit Northeast Ohio each year. As part of the “Responsible Global Investing” project, Brian Gran gave a presentation to a group of five international visitors from the People’s Republic of China, two interpreters, and their host to discuss best practices and real-world examples of how integrity in international business operations and investments can strengthen the rule of law, including human rights, prevent corruption, eradicate poverty, and promote peace.
Date posted: May 23rd, 2017
Two sociology students receive 2017-2018 Social Justice Research Fellowships. Doctoral student, Lacey Caporale, received funding for her project “An Investigation of the Detroit Shoreway Developing Neighborhood.” Sociology major, MaryTherese Escueta, received funding for her project titled “I Do Wanna Dance: The Lived Experience of Professional Dancers of Color.”
Date posted: May 15th, 2017
Sociology majors Connor Collins, Meghan Gibbons and Steven Reynolds and sociology minor Emily Peterson were elected to Case Western Reserve University Alpha of Ohio chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) national honor society this year. …Read more.
Date posted: May 15th, 2017
This year, four graduate students received awards at the 2017 Graduate Award Ceremony. The ceremony recognizes students for their accomplishments during the 2016-2017 academic year. We are proud to share the news. …Read more.
Date posted: May 10th, 2017
At this year’s Department of Sociology Achievements Award Ceremony, 10 students were initiated into the AKD Sociology Honor Society and 12 students were recipients of Undergraduate Awards. This was also the first year that the lecture portion of the award ceremony was dedicated to Dr. …Read more.
Date posted: May 5th, 2017
On April 27, 2017, the “Doing Intersectionality” Symposium, organized by Sociology graduate student Erin K. Phelps and Dashawn Hickman, celebrated LGBTQA+ centered work and the people that create it. Sociology graduate student, Bradley Powell, won first place in Oral Presentations for his paper “Power and Prevention: A Qualitative Inquiry into Racial Power Dynamics in HIV Prevention.” The event was sponsored by ACES+ McBride Lecture Endowment and the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.
Date posted: April 10th, 2017
Donte Gibbs, the Youth Engagement Director at Neighborhood Leadership Institute, has been selected as The George Gund Foundation Fellow for 2017-2019. Donte received a B.A. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University in 2010 and a master’s degree in Social Science Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU. The Fellows program will provide Donte the opportunity to work for two years inside the George Gund Foundation, a foundation that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community.
Date posted: April 6th, 2017
Gabriella Kaddu, undergraduate student in the Department of Sociology, was awarded the Peter Witt Scholarship through the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU. This highly selective honor recognizes both Gabriella’s academic excellence, and her extraordinary commitment to outreach with Cleveland area homeless individuals.