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Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren discusses partnering with local community organizations to improve rates of breastfeeding through the "ABC's of Breastfeeding" project.

December 14, 2017

Dr. Bodnar-Deren discusses partnering with local community organizations to improve rates of breastfeeding through the "ABC's of Breastfeeding" project.

AKD and SOCY to host Dr. Richard Ocejo

November 30, 2017

AKD@VCU and the Sociology Department are presenting Dr. Richard Ocejo, an Associate Professor of Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He will be discussing his new book, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy. The event will take place November 30 at 6:30pm in the VCU Arts Depot. This is a free event and is open to everyone to attend.

Dr. Victor Chen on how the economy has impacted marriage

August 29, 2017

Dr. Victor Chen's recent article in The Atlantic explores how changes in the economy have impacted marriage in the US. Dr. Chen was also invited to discuss the broader impacts of this social shift on NPR and on KERA's program, think.

Livestream of “Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans” with Dr. Tressie M. Cottom

May 9, 2017

Dr. Cottom will serve on a panel with several other scholars for the launch of the AAUW's new research report, “Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans.”

Dr. Tressie M. Cottom's latest NY Times Op-Ed inspired by SOCY 322 Honors Course!

May 4, 2017

Dr. Cottom personally credits her latest New York Times Op-Ed piece to a discussion from her SOCY 322 Honors Course. Thanks Jordan, Justin, Erin, Abbie, Mazer and Rebecca for your inspiration! Hopefully we'll see more from each of you soon!

 

Dr. Victor Chen discusses misconceptions of welfare fraud on 8 News

May 1, 2017

Dr. Victor Chen discusses some common misconceptions about welfare and welfare fraud with 8 News.

Dr. Silvia Federici Speaks to AKD Inductees!

April 28, 2017

Yesterday, SOCY inducted several of our majors into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society! Congratulations to all of our inductees!

 

Dr. Silvia Federici - April 27th at 3pm

April 21, 2017

The Sociology Department is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Silvia Federici of Hofstra University, a world-famous scholar and activist, on Thursday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m. in The Depot (814 W. Broad St.).

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