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Sociology

  

Wilkinson Student Can’t Be Stopped, Even by a Hurricane Arianna Benitez ’22 Sociology, minor Broadcast Journalism, Puerto Rico

June 9, 2022 by Belana Beeck | News

“Hurricane Maria left my home in shambles. Most of my family’s member’s homes were also affected by this natural disaster,” says Arianna Benitez ’22. “For about four and a half months, I lived with no electricity; I had little food and water but that didn’t deter me from my goal: applying to Chapman.” Benitez remembers

Dr. Kranjac Publishes Multiple Research Articles

October 5, 2021 by Allison DeVries | News

Dr. Ashley Wendell Kranjac’s (Assistant Professor of Sociology) research seeks to understand scholarship in health inequalities, social stratification, and population studies. Dr. Kranjac investigates whether multifaceted determinants of risk persist after considering the sociodemographic characteristics of individuals and the neighborhoods in which they live. Her work has appeared in Pediatrics, Social Science & Medicine, Population

From Our Eyes: My Chapman Research Experience

August 30, 2021 by | News

I’m Elizabeth La Scalza, a recent Chapman alumna and Sociology major. I wanted to share my experience being an undergraduate research assistant during my time at Chapman. I’ve always had an interest in the social sciences, activism, and policymaking, I minored in Political Science and Environmental Studies, and this gave me the opportunity to fulfill

Mapping Environmental Injustice: Wilkinson Student Takes First Place

August 19, 2021 by | News

Recent graduate, Mallory Warhurst (’21) was awarded first place in the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Spatial Thinking Student Competition in the communication category with her story map, A Hostile Long Beach. The Political Science and Environmental Science & Policy double-major came up with the idea for her project in Spring 2020, just as students

Faculty Book News Four Dead in Ohio: The Global Legacy of Youth Activism

July 20, 2021 by Talisa Flores | News

Recently, the Emerald series Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change (RSMCC) of which Dr. Lisa Leitz (Peace Studies and Sociology) is the editor in chief, released a new book titled Four Dead in Ohio: The Global Legacy of Youth Activism. Although the coronavirus pandemic canceled most of the 50th anniversary events commemorating the National

Faculty Books: Victoria Carty on the Worldwide Immigration Crisis 

January 20, 2021 by | News

  Dr. Victoria Carty, Associate Professor of Sociology in Wilkinson College, explores recent world-wide migrations, the rise of nativism and white supremacy, and the important role of social movements in her most recent book, “The Immigration Crisis in Europe and the U.S.-Mexico Border in the Era of Heightened Nativism.” . The Voice of Wilkinson sat

Sociology Professor Dr. Pete Simi Awarded Grant for Counterterrorism Research How can we support families to more effectively identify and counter warning signs for white supremacist extremism?

September 8, 2020 by | News

“For too long we have ignored the problem of white supremacist extremism which has allowed this problem to grow and fester.” said Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor of Sociology. “Now, we are facing on and offline recruitment occurring across a wide range of social media platforms and youth subcultures with increased sophistication sometimes relying on

Chapman Student Combines Research, Activism to Combat Racism in Local Schools With faculty mentorship, Marisa Quezada ’22 informs activism with data.

September 8, 2020 by | News

Marisa Quezada ’22 was scrolling through her Instagram feed when a post about racism in her community’s schools caught her eye. It was a survey asking community members to share their stories about racism on Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) campuses. Quezada, who grew up in the district, didn’t think twice before submitting her own

Faculty Books: The Kingdom By Dr. Earl Babbie

September 3, 2020 by Talisa Flores | News

Dr. Earl Babbie, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, has always had the answer when research methods are in question but for the first time in his career he has undertaken a new challenge that has, in his words, “no real answer”. After years of writing college textbooks, with more than a million copies in print, his

Career Corner Meet Alumna Alana Routé, Clinic Operations Manager at Scripps Health

June 22, 2020 by Erin Berthon | News

I recently sat down to talk with Dr. Alana Routé (’07) about her career journey. During our conversation, I recognized the importance of sharing her story and words of encouragement with Wilkinson students. It is also important to emphasize, as a career advisor, all the different options you have available to you with a social

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