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Sociology and Anthropology

Department News

Upcoming Zoom Presentation: Ethical Leadership in the Corporate World: '99 Moravian University Alumni: Laura Heacock along with five other experienced panelists.

Please join us on Friday, April 9th @ 12 noon: Lara Heacock , Moravian University Class of 1999, will be the moderator along with five other experienced  panelists who include:
Alfreda Rawlings: Executive Director of Gastrointestinal Associates of Abington, Pa. Melissa Miller: President, TCB Promotions. Jillian Olsen '00 : Owner and President, Cherry Ridge Consulting LLCMatt Tinney: Founder and Chairman of Windows Management Experts, Inc. , and Sean Ellsworth: Talent Acquisition Leader, Vanquard

Video Recording of Ethical Leadership in the Corporate World presentation  passcode/fG!=9S3B

Past Zoom Presentation: '13 Moravian University Alumni: Kelsy Adams. "Applying Sociology in the Real World" 

"Applying Sociology in the Real World":  A zoom workshop to help students explore prospects of entrepreneurship after graduation. Please email Akbar keshodkar for the zoom link. Presentation will be on Friday March 5th from 12-1pm.

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

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 Fall 2020:

Sean Agar, Racheal Backus, Madison Baillie, Kayla Balfour, Rodney Berger, Shannon Brogan, Kristen Cassidy, Maecy Chlebowski, Mikki DeLuca, Kathryn Dewitt, Jocelyn Donaldson, Isabelle Endress, Athena Estephan, Collin Frost, Kaitlyn Furst, Destiny George, Nick Grace, Lauren Grossmith, Madelyn Hoch, Brady Hornbaker, Hannah Katz, Justin Keen, Laura Keiderling, Lucila Lampertti, Kaylla Lopez, Helen Meckstroth, Christina Merone, Brianna Milstrey, Liam Mullen, Nicole Rissmiller, Caitlin Roth, Haley Rudofker, Nicole Ryan, Sandyliz Saez Olmeda, Claire Smith, Lindsey Strohl, and Madison Wilson.

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), Class of 2020-2021

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology would like to congratulate the following Moravian University students on their induction into Alpha Kappa Delta (AKA), the International Sociology Honor Society, during the 2020-2021 academic year:

Sean Agar, Madison Baillie, Rodney Berger, Kristen Cassidy, Cathryn Cole, Maecy Chlebowski, Kathryn Dewitt,  Norah Dolan, Jocelyn Donaldson, Isabelle Endress, Kaitlyn Furst, Destiny George, Raechel Gonzalez, Nicholas Grace, Hannah Katz, Briana Milstrey, Caitlin Roth, Haley Rudofker, Nicole Ryan, Claire Smith, Lindsey Strohl, Madison Wilson

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 University 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 University 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 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.