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Sustaining Social Science Research Culture Colloquium series

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice has been hosting the Sustaining Social Science Research Culture Colloquium series since Fall 2019. Our speakers have included faculty from within the department and from other campuses who have given talks on a variety of important topics, such as criminal justice, inequality, race, class, gender, gentrification, and health disparities.

If you would like to view the recordings of any of the virtual talks or if you are interested in presenting your research for the colloquium series in the future, please contact Dr. Xuanren Goodman (xsgoodman [at] desu.edu) or Dr. Tanya Whittle (twhittle [at] desu.edu). 

Fall 2019

  • Dr. John Balzarini “Gate Keeping Communities: Understanding how Landlords Make Sense of and Capitalize on Neighborhood Change and Gentrification.”

Spring 2020

  • Dr. Raymond Tutu “The Need to Centralize Health Literacy in the Sustainable Development Goals.”
  • Dr. Laurin Parker & Mr. Kimeu Boynton “Reducing Juvenile Offending by Reshaping the Juvenile Justice System.”

Fall 2020 Virtual Talks

  • Dr. Tanya Whittle “Justice Dissonance & Role Adaption: Prisoner Reentry Service Providers’ Roles, Perceptions of Justice, & Discretion”
  • Mr. Kimeu Boynton “Repeated, Ongoing, and Systemic Incidents of Racism and their Harmful Mental Health Effects: Addressing Trauma in the Lives of African Americans”
  • Dr. Xuanren Wang-Goodman “Education, Wage, and Mental Health Outcomes of Post-1965 Immigrants and Their Children”
  • Dr. Anwar Ouassini “Imprisonment through a Custom Lens: Mass Incarceration, Urf, and the Islamic Legal Framework. “
  • Dr. Kevin Ralston “It’s a power struggle: Examining the relationships between incarcerated individuals and correctional officers in a PA prison.”     

Spring 2021 Virtual Talks

  • Dr. TaLisa Carter (American University). ” One hundred tones. One decision: student motivations to work in criminal justice.”
  • Dr. Joan Maya Mazelis (Rutgers University – Camden). “The power of sustainable ties: how a Philadelphia organization builds lasting ties among the poor.” 
  • Dr. Christina Jackson (Stockton University). “Gentrification and the effect on neighborhood ecosystem.”
  • Dr. Chris Prener (St. Louis University). “Fundamental causes of COVID-19: race, class, and health disparities in St. Louis.”
  • Mr. Darryl Chambers (University of Delaware). “Using social capital to address social vulnerability: how credible messengers can promote health equity & address violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.”