The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech brings together the related disciplines of Sociology, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies for shared intellectual engagement, scholarship, and research focused on Intersecting Inequalities/Difference; Crime, Conflict, and Control; Culture and Identity; Health, Population, and Bodies; Globalization, Movements, and Social Change.
The department features undergraduate and graduate programs, innovative research opportunities that transcend disciplinary boundaries, two centers, the Center for Race and Social Policy Research and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, and a group of scholars successfully engaged in high quality, innovative research and teaching, focused on understanding and improving the quality of social life.
> Our Land, Our Lives - Land Loss and Black Farmers in North Carolina
Dania Davy, Esq.
November 18, 2013 at 7:00pm in Pamplin Hall room 2030
> Collective Action and the Fight for Human Rights and Community Autonomy in Guatemala.
December 5 ,2013 at 7:00pm in Fralin Auditorium.
Dr. Mike Hughes in the news:
Dr. Anthony Peguero has been elected, Co-Chair, 2013-2015, for the Divison on People of Color and Crime (DPCC) of the American Society of Criminology (ASC). Dr. Peguero will be serving with Elsa Chen (Santa Clara Univeristy).
Congratulations to Dr. Biko Agozino on the reprinting of:
Agozino, B. (2005). Criminology as lovemaking: An Africa centered theory of justice.
African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, 1(1), 4–22. Reprinted as chapter 17 in Routledge Major Works Collection: Critical Criminology.
Dr. Anthony Peguero has published:
Anthony A. Peguero. (2011). An Adolescent Victimization Immigrant Paradox? School-Based Routines, Lifestyles, and Victimization Across Immigration Generations. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(11), 1759-1773.
Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Peguero as he is the winner of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on People of Color and Crime's (DPCC) Coramae Richey Mann Award. The Coramae Richey Mann Award recognizes a member of the DPCC who has made outstanding contributions of scholarship on race/ethnicity, crime, and justice.
Congratulations to Dr. Suchitra Samanta on acceptance of her short story:
Fiction "Grace" to be published in Revista Atenea, Vol. 33, 2012. Suchitra writes…” the story deals with marginality by religion, occupation, abandonment--the relationship between a Muslim mendicant, a prostitute, a refugee from Bangladesh and a starving dog in the vicinity of a major pilgrimage site in Kolkata, India, the Goddess Kali's Temple. The story tells of how complex a concept 'grace' is, and so often found in the kindness of people--and the loyalty of a dog.”