Sociology

Randolph announces 2018 inductees for national, international honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2018 inductees are:   Psi Chi (Psychology) Tyana M. Martinez Brittany M. Lundy Kaitlyn R. Hevey Abigail M. Pannill   Iota Sigma Pi (Women in Chemistry) Valarie N. Osei-Akyeampong Katie M. Jones   Phi... READ MORE >>

Choosing a Different Path

LaShawn Worsley McIver ’98 addresses members of the United States Senate in 2017 to advocate for affordable healthcare and continued diabetes research funding.

Medical school experiences abroad lead LaShawn Worsley McIver ’98 to shift her focus to public health policy.... READ MORE >>

Randolph expands online course offerings for summer 2018

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Randolph College is expanding its online course offerings this summer to include communication studies, sport and exercise studies, education, sociology, astronomy, math, and physics. All courses are taught by Randolph faculty and are open to both college and high school students, or anyone else looking to further their education. The courses will be taught over... READ MORE >>

Deetz to speak at 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting sociology professor at Randolph, will speak about her new book, Bound to the Fire, at the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book that takes place March 21-25 in Charlottesville, Va. The annual event is sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and draws more than 20,000 people from around the... READ MORE >>

Deetz’s Bound to the Fire named among Smithsonian’s best books about food

Kelley Deetz

The Smithsonian has named Kelley Deetz’s book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, as one of its 10 Best Books About Food of 2017. Deetz is a Randolph visiting sociology professor. Bound to the Fire draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Deetz to present keynote at Stratford Hall Teachers Institute

Kelley Deetz

Kelley Deetz, a visiting professor of sociology at Randolph, will give the keynote address for the upcoming 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers at historic Stratford Hall. The theme of the program, which takes place from July 26-29, is “Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758.” Deetz will discuss “Slavery and Resistance in the Early Atlantic World: Sowing the... READ MORE >>

Activism Explained

Sociology professor Danielle Currier and Lisa White ’18 discuss their research.

When Lisa White ’18 chose to major in sociology at Randolph, she did it with her 14-year-old daughter in mind. Her child was also the inspiration for a Summer Research project she is conducting about feminism and activism. “This interests me because my daughter is African American and I want to fight for her rights... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Randolph students inducted into international, national honor societies

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On Tuesday, Randolph students from a variety of academic departments were officially inducted into international, national, and College honor societies. Randolph’s 2017 inductees are:   Psi Chi (psychology) Melissa Hussey Sydnee C. Waller   Iota Sigma Pi (women in chemistry) Drucilla A. Williams Tetiana Poliakova Sophia S. Dill   Lamda Pi eta (communications) Jordon Long... READ MORE >>

Randolph professors co-author chapter in new book on political messaging

Political Communication & Strategy Book

Vincent Vecera, a political science professor, and Danielle Currier, a sociology professor, have co-authored a chapter in the book, Political Communication & Strategy: Consequences of the 2014 Midterm Elections, which will be published by University of Akron Press this fall. The chapter was based off of Vecera’s research project, “The Social Construction of Women’s Interests... READ MORE >>