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 Castellani, Ph.D., of Kent State University at Ashtabula is just one of the shining examples.

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 of diversity in the university.

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.

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 7-9 p.m.

Lecture by Congressman Louis Stokes

Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s President’s Ambassador

Wednesday, September 17th
107 Merrill Hall
6:30 p.m.

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 event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, located at 1400 E. Main St. in Kent. A potluck dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m.