Three sociology graduate students were recognized during an award ceremony on April 26, 2022.
Casey Albitz: Graduate Dean's Instructional Excellence Award
Polina Ermoshkina: Ruth Barber Moon Award
Poshan Dahal: Marie Haug Award
Each spring, faculty and staff nominate students from their department for awards offered through the School of Graduate Studies. The Graduate...
In 2022, five students were initiated into the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society and 13 students were recipients of Undergraduate Awards. The 2022 AKD initiates and award recipients were recognized in a ceremony on April 22, 2022.
This year's AKD initiates were Mya-Ariel Blake, Kathryn Jennie Freeman,...
On April 8, 2022, the Department of Sociology hosted its second spring colloquium. Dr. Beth Richie delivered her lecture, Anti-Violence Scholarship and Racial Justice Activism: Reflections on Abolition Feminism, at 10:30 am in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115. To hear more on the...
The Western Reserve Abolitionist Project (WRAP), a new student group that emerged out of Professor Tim Black’s course, Racial Inequality and Mass Imprisonment in the US, launched in the spring of 2022.
The group hosted their first event on April 11, 2022. The event, entitled Eroding Mass Incarceration: Pursuing Abolitionism...
On February 25, 2022, the Department of Sociology hosted the first of the spring colloquiums. Professor Kamesha Spates delivered her lecture, Built for Pressure?: A Closer Look at Suicide in the Black Community, in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center.
Professor Kamesha Spates is an Associate Sociology Professor at Kent State University and the founder and director for the Racial Justice and Health Equity Research and Education Collaborative. She published, “What Don’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger: Black Women on Suicide” which revealed positive life strategies underlying black women’s resilience. Read more…
In November 2021, CWRU, member of the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) initiative of New America, received $270,000 in grant awards. PIT-UN funding was awarded to Sociology Professor Brian Gran and An Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Data Sciences, to create a new, multidisciplinary course “Socio-Technology of Cyber Security: An Experiential Learning Course.” Click here to read more.