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Sociology and Anthropology

Department News

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKA), Class of 2019-20

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology would like to congratulate the following Moravian College students on their induction into Alpha Kappa Delta (AKA), the International Sociology Honor Society, during the 2019-2020 academic year:
Eyliena Baker, Christopher Brennan, Nick Grace, Melanie Gutierrez, Taylor Heffner, Dana Neupauer, Jillian Piccuito, Rachel Shafer, Bethany Skrapits, Brianna Suvire, Alexis Szaro, Morgan Walters, Sara Yitzchaki, Miranda Youngkin, Hailee Yoder, Tom Appleman, Rachael Backus, Gillian Bartholomew, Rodney Berger, Cathryn Cole, Jocelyn Donaldson, Destiny George, Nicole Rissmiller, Shannon Rock, Caitlin Roth, Sandyliz Saez Olmeda, Molly Shaffer

New Faculty joining the Department

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology would like to welcome Dr. Rebecca Malinski, our new Assistant Professor of Sociology to the department.  Dr. Malinski's research and teaching specifically focus on areas of youth violence and victimization, bullying and school-based victimization, and the intersection of technology and deviance. We invite students and other members of the college community to come to meet Dr. Malinski and learn of her teaching and research interests.

Dr. Keshodkar takes Moravian students to Tanzania

Dr. Akbar Keshodkar and 10 Moravian College students traveled to Tanzania for three weeks in December 2018 and January 2019 to gain first-hand field experience in examining how structures of the current global economy impact developments in society, the economy and the environment in Africa and study how people in Tanzania situate themselves and challenge their positions from the periphery. They visited sites across Tanzania, including Zanzibar, Dar es Salaam, Moshi, Arusha, and Kilimanjaro. This was the first time Moravian College offered a study abroad course on the African continent.

Trip to Tanzania 2018-19








Dr. Bloom presenting on her research at the Faculty Luncheon

Dr. Allison Bloom made a presentation on her research at the faculty luncheon in November 2018, examining issues of violence experienced by immigrant women in the United States.  The title of the presentation was, "Embodies hardships and spiritual strength: A life course perspective on aging, immigration and domestic violence."

Sociology/Anthropology Students on the Dean's Honor List: Spring 2018

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the following students in the department and congratulate them for being named on the Dean's Honor List for Spring 2018:

Baker, Eyliena
Bartholomew, Gillian
Buck, Alexis
Buttner, Jess
Corallo, Korinee
Demko, Janelle
Dunn, Ashley
George, Destiny
Gindle, Ashley
Grace, Austin
Gutierrez, Melanie
LaBare, Bettyjo
Milstrey, Brianna
Neupauer, Dana
Pluymers, Ruth
Radwan, Skye
Romfo, Mia
Schooler, Amari
Shafer, Rachel
Snyder, Katelyn
Szaro, Lexie
Towich, Paige
Yitzchaki, Sara
Yoder, Hailee
Youngkin, Miranda

Sociology Club and Pre-Law Club trip

Students from the Sociology Club and the Pre-Law Club visited the Eastern State Penitentiary, in Philadelphia, PA, in October 2018.