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Proud of these Sociology Activists!

Joe Johnson Contributing Writer Student activists from the VCU chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops marched to the doorstep of the office of VCU President Michael Rao to deliver a letter of intent on April 21. Students from the USAS chapter at VCU have attempted to gain support from administrators to affiliate with the Worker…

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Students help clean up a long-neglected African-American cemetery — and uncover the past

Susan Bodnar-Deren, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, looks on as senior international studies major Josselinne Robles washes off a grave marker found by Bodnar-Deren’s Sociology of Aging and the Life Course class. http://news.vcu.edu/article/Students_help_clean_up_a_longneglected_AfricanAmerican_cemetery By Brian McNeill University Public Affairs 804-827-0889 bwmcneill@vcu.edu

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Two sociology students; Sameen Meshkin and Marwa Eltiab awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship 2016 Summer Fellowships

Two Medical Sociology students, Sameen Meshkin and Marwa Eltiab were awarded VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship 2016 Summer Fellowships (UROPs). Susan Bodnar-Deren serves proudly as their faculty mentor. The Sociology Department is so proud of our students and Susan Bodnar-Deren for her tireless work with students!

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Congratulations Dr. Chen!

Dr. Victor Chen, Assistant Professor of Sociology has been awarded the College of Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award.  This award recognizes exemplary scholarship by a junior faculty member. Dr. Chen will be recognized on April 28th at the CHS Spring Faculty Meeting/Awards Program. The Sociology Department is so proud of Victor!

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