Alicia Swords, assistant professor of Sociology, has been selected as one of seven finalists for the New England Resource Center for Higher Education's (NERCHE) 2011 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. Dr. Swords was recognized for her effort to co-create the service learning for social justice program with the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, her work to offer students opportunities to connect with and learn from a national network of poor people’s organizations dedicated to building a broad-based movement to end poverty, as well as her leadership to develop immersive curricular experiences with a Dominican Republic grassroots social justice organization. As the review committee chair wrote in his letter to Dr. Swords notifying her of her finalist status: “We would like to thank you for your commitment to connecting your teaching, research/creative activity, and service to community engagement in the context of social justice and for pushing the boundaries of faculty work in fundamentally new directions.”
Alicia Swords (Sociology) will speak about the book she co-authored with Ron Mize (Latino Studies, Cornell University) called Consuming Mexican Labor: From the Bracero Program to NAFTA at Mann Library at Cornell University on Wednesday April 20 at 4pm in Room 160.
Three sociology students presented their research at the 81st annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society on February 26 in Philadelphia.
Sociologist Naomi Gerstel will present “Who Cares? Kinship, Marriage, and Privilege” at Ithaca College on Monday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Textor 101. Her talk is free and open to the public.