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ICYMI: Video of Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve being interviewed by Dr. Brittany Battle about colorblind racism across institutions on October 28, 2020. Dr. Van Cleve is author of Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court.
SOC 382: Seminar in Social Psychology Sociology of Lifecourse Intensive investigation of current scientific research on issues in the areas of social psychology, the individual, and the social self. This course is an introduction to the theories and research associated with the life course perspective in sociology. This perspective was developed…
SOC 384: Crime, Law and Immigration The U.S. is home to the largest immigrant detention and deportation system in the world, with over 3.1 million immigrants under government control just in 2019*. However, the incarceration, deportation, and surveillance of immigrants and asylum seekers is not unique to the United States…
Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Soares whose co-authored a piece in Inside Higher Ed makes the case for test-blind college admissions. You can read the whole essay here.