Sociology helps us to understand society and ourselves, from our brief interactions with anonymous individuals to our roles within our families and jobs.
Sociology challenges us to question routines and expectations, to understand why we see things the way we do and to inquire into how different people approach the same situations from a variety of cultural backgrounds. By developing a sociological perspective, we can identify the institutions that shape society, at large, and our individual lives.
At Emmanuel, sociology students make significant contributions by creating more just social structures through their involvement in movements for social justice, peace, civil rights, women's rights, democracy and human rights throughout the world. These students go beyond the classroom, tapping into the rich social, academic and professional resources that Boston has to offer through exciting internships and research opportunities.
Bueker a Visiting Scholar at Harvard
Associate Professor of Sociology Catherine Simpson Bueker is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at Harvard University for the 2015-2016 academic year, during her sabbatical. Bueker is carrying out a study that explores the extent to which women of color become incorporated or remain marginalized in an elite, predominantly white high school setting.Read more
Krull Presents at AHSR Conference in CA
In October 2015, Ivy Krull presented at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in Marina del Ray, California, on a cross-national registry database project related to addiction policies and treatment in Sweden.
Janese Free Speaks to COF, EC Communities
Assistant Professor of Sociology Janese Free presented at the Colleges of the Fenway's "Critical Conversations Conference" on November 12th. Her session was entitled, "Creating a "Safe" Space: How to Talk about Violence in the Classroom." Free also gave a lecture at EC on November 3rd entitled, "What's Love Got to do with It: Understanding Domestic Violence," attended by just over 100 students, faculty and staff.
Križ Awarded 'Best Article' for 2016 by International Social Work
Associate Professor Katrin Križ's article (along with co-author, Marit Skivenes), "Challenges for marginalized minority parents in different welfare systems: Child welfare workers' perspectives," was named the 2015 article of the year by the journal International Social Work.
Roundtree-Swain '16 Presents for Distinction in the Field
Dakota Roundtree-Swain '16 presented her project for Senior Distinction in the Field of Study in April 2016. Roundtree-Swain's project was titled, "Hopeful, Scared and Different: Foster youth's perceptions on their experiences of aging out of the child welfare system."See the Full List
Small classes, big advantages
Our dedicated Sociology Department faculty regularly collaborate with undergraduate students on research, allowing for both personal attention and the unique opportunity to publish in renowned journals and present at national conferences.Meet Our Faculty
On Saturday, May 13, Emmanuel College awarded degrees to more than 550 undergrad...More
After two years of service working with the homeless population through the Jesu...Read more
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Class of 2015: Where We Work
|College Advisor||College Advising Corps at Boston University||Sociology: Human Services|
|Finance and Administration Manager||Notre Dame Education Center||Sociology: Social Justice + Inequality|
|Outreach Coordinator||Raising a Reader||Sociology: Human Services|
|TES Supervisor||Youth Options Limited||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
|Toddler Teacher||New Generation Children's Center||Sociology|
|Undergraduate Nursing Student Records Coordinator||Regis College||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.A., Education||Emmanuel College||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
|M.S., Criminal Justice/Forensic Psychology||University of New Hampshire||Sociology: Crime + Justice|
|M.S.W.||Salem State University||Sociology: Human Services|
|M.S.||Simmons College||Sociology: Human Services|
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