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VCU Study Abroad in South Africa

Sociology will be supporting a study abroad opportunity for both graduate and undergraduate students in the Summer of 2015.  Come study contemporary social challenges in rural South Africa with Dr. Susan Bodnar Deren.  Students can earn course credit!  See here for more information!

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Meet our new faculty

Victor Chen completed his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University in 2012.  His dissertation, “Meritless: Unemployed Autoworkers, the Social Safety Net, and the Culture of Meritocracy in America and Canada” will be published in book form in August 2014 by University of California Press.  He comes to us from University of California,…

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Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren awarded GEO grant to study in South Africa

Dr. Susan Bodnar Deren was awarded a $10,000 Global Education Office grant to work with a partner in South Africa to examine changing illness representations, health beliefs/behaviours and dr/patient interaction as the nation transitions epidemiologically as well as conduct a transnational (comparative) examination of intergenerational relationships and social support among older adults at the end-of-life.  She will…

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