Department Brown Bags
February 21. Dr. Orlando Tizon "Torture and Human Rights"
April 2. Dr. Paul Sullins "Catholic Social Thought and Catholic Sociology"
Graduate Student/Faculty Coffee & Tea Socials (5:00-6:30 pm)
"Residential Patterns and an Overview of Segregation and Discrimination in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan" Region in Enrique S. Pumar ed. Hispanic Migration and Urban Development. London. Emerald Publishing. 2012.
Book Reviews: Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America by Kevin Fitzpatrick and Mark LaGory (Routledge, 2010). Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER).
Professors Enrique S. Pumar, Shavaun Walls, and Lynn M. Mayer were awarded Catholic Community Partnership for Better Early Childhood Development Grant from the Better Way Foundation.
Professor James Loewen is the 2012 recipient of the ASA’s Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award. His life and work embody the spirit and intellect of the pioneering African American scholar-activists for whom the Award is named. Each year the Award recognizes outstanding achievement in research, teaching, and service to community, with a particular focus on scholars who work in the areas of human rights and social justice. It is reserved for those whose social activism, community efforts, and contributions to the building and development of institutions and programs are exceptionally noteworthy, and special consideration is given to those whose work emphasizes African American or similarly disadvantaged racial/ethnic populations that have experienced historical racial discrimination. The Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award is one of the highest honors the ASA bestows upon its members.
Professor Paul Sullins traveled to Accra to direct the Ghana Summer Institute of Catholic Social Thought last July 9-13. The Ghana program comprised an intensive one-week program faithful to magisterial teaching with a pedagogy moving from principle to application.
Professor Sandra Hanson was awarded her second Fulbright. The award involves an exchange with Leipzig University in the Spring of 2012.
Professor Enrique S. Pumar was awarded a grant from the Smithsonian Latino Center to Coordinate Phase 2 of the Latino DC History Project. The Latino DC History Project documents the footprint of the Latino population in the Washington Metropolitan region.
Professor Daniel Martinez is the Principle Investigator, Data Manager and Chief Data Analyst of the Migrant Border Crossing Study founded by the Ford Foundation Mexico. This project will survey over 1,200 migrants in multiple cities along the Southwestern border to study the intersections between unauthorized migration and cartel violence and the impact of enforcement efforts on families.
Conferences and Lecture Series
Dr. Gary LaFree, University of Maryland, "Countering Myths about Terrorism." December 3, 2012.
The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region Conference. April 19, 2010.
First Annual Che-Fu Lee Lecture Series: The Department of Sociology hosted the First Annual Che-Fu Lee Lecture Series by Dr. Melvin Kohn, Professor of Sociology at John Hopkins University, "Class, Stratification, and Personality Under Conditions of Apparent Social Stability and of Radical Social Change: A Comparison of the United States, Japan, Poland and Ukraine." March 23, 2010.