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Susan Bodnar Deren in the News!

Dr. Susan Bodnar Deren will be piloting an evaluation project of a targeted intervention titled  ‘Mommies, Babies, Bellies & Daddies – The ABCs of Breastfeeding,’” designed to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration. Check out more information on this project! SOCY is so very proud of all the community engaged work of our faculty!

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SOCY @ VCU Welcomes Dr. Tara Stamm to our faculty!!

Tara Stamm will receive her PhD in Sociology from Florida State University in May 2015!  She also holds a BA in Literature, an MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics and an MS in Sociology.  Her dissertation spotlights the experiences and depictions of young mothers, the importance of emerging mixed-methodological techniques, and intersections between gender, education,…

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Sociology Welcomes New Faculty Member–Tressie McMillan Cottom

Tressie McMillan Cottom studies race, class and gender inequality through education, work, and media. She arrives via Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her forthcoming book on the rapid expansion of for-profit colleges like The University of Phoenix documents the social inequalities in the high cost, low prestige for-profit college credential market. Tressie has published on academic…

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