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Brian Gran elected Chair of ASA’s Section on Human Rights

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.

Brian Gran invited to participate in CCWA project “Responsible Global Investing”

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.

Two sociology students receive 2017-2018 Social Justice Research Fellowships

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.”

Sociology students elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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.

Congratulations to our award winning graduate students

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.

The Department of Sociology 2017 Achievements Award Ceremony

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.

Graduate student, Bradley Powell, wins first place at “Doing Intersectionality” Symposium co-organized by graduate student Erin K. Phelps

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.

Alumni, Donte Gibbs, has been selected as the George Gund Foundation Fellow for 2017-2019

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.

Sociology undergraduate student, Gabriella Kaddu, receives Peter Witt Scholarship

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.

Cassi Pittman awarded Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship

Date posted: April 6th, 2017

Cassi Pittman has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s 2017 National Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty. The fellowship seeks to increase the presence ofminority junior faculty members and other faculty committed to eradicating racial disparities incore fields in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation’s mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and tothe well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

Sociology doctoral candidate, Alicia Smith-Tran, receives Woodrow Wilson Dissertation grant

Date posted: February 17th, 2017

Alicia Smith-Tran, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Sociology, was named a recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Dissertation Grant through the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the 2017-18 school year for her dissertation research, “Racialized Runners: Life Stories of Black Women Who Run.” The selection panel noted that they were “impressed by the strength of [her] application and the outstanding scholarship demonstrated in [her] dissertation chapter.”

From “Manscaping Men” to “No Country for Old Wo/Men” Capstone Students Present Innovative Independent Research Projects

Date posted: December 16th, 2016

On December 13th nine sociology majors presented their Senior Capstone Experience (SOCI 392) research project to the scientific community of Case Western Reserve University. …Read more.

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