Department of Sociology

Scholar of the Month Brian Castellani Professor of Sociology Kent State University at Ashtabula 2002-present The Kent Campus is big, but still not big enough to fit all the great scholars who are part of the Kent State University family. So much of Kent State’s great research is happening at its Regional Campuses, and Sociology Professor Brian...

Molly Merryman, Kent State University associate professor of sociology and founding director of the Kent State Women’s Center, has been awarded the university’s 2016 Diversity Trailblazer Award. The annual Diversity Trailblazer Award recognizes diversity pioneers associated with Kent State who have displayed exemplary contributions to the area...

Hazel and Kamden are in. Waldo and Sherwood are out. When it comes to naming a baby, 15 names are facing extinction.  The Independent newspaper in Massillon, Ohio talked with Kent State University Professor Emeritus Jerry Lewis about what is in a name. Lewis shares how society plays a role. Read more on IndeOnline.com.

Lecture by Congressman Louis Stokes Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s President’s Ambassador Wednesday, September 17th 107 Merrill Hall 6:30 p.m. Congressman Louis Stokes represented his Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years. Elected on Nov. 6, 1968, he was the first African American member of Congress...

When Stacy Jewell Lewis was just 19 years old, she thought she was getting a ride from an elderly grandpa. Instead, the man held her at gunpoint and delivered her to a pimp. Lewis spent two years in captivity as a victim of human trafficking. On Nov. 12, Lewis will share her story at Kent State University in the Kent Student Center Ballroom from...

Lecture by Congressman Louis Stokes Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s President’s Ambassador Wednesday, September 17th107 Merrill Hall6:30 p.m. Congressman Louis Stokes represented his Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years. Elected on Nov. 6, 1968, he was the first African American member of Congress...

Kent State University’s Department of Sociology is partnering with the Kent Community TimeBank to host an event that will feature Edgar Cahn, Ph.D., founder of TimeBanksUSA. Cahn and his wife, Christine Gray, Ph.D., will visit Kent, Ohio, on Saturday, June 29, and present on the topic of timebanking, alternative currencies and social justice. The...