Posts Tagged with “sociology”

Student advocates for more support for foster children as they enter adulthood

May 11th, 2012

In this opinion piece published by the Providence Journal, Ariana Alicea '12 calls for states to increase their support for foster children who "age out" of the system at age 18.

Alicea, a sociology and service learning major from Connecticut, writes: "I'm not speaking from behind the desk of a philanthropy or political position. ... I have been a foster child since I was 6. I was fortunate enough to be born and neglected in Connecticut, a state that offers an extension of child-welfare benefits after age 18 to young adults who qualify."


Lessons from Haiti: Service learning course inspired by “Half the Sky”

April 23rd, 2012

In a course inspired by the book Half the Sky, four Creole-speaking Bryant students and their two professors traveled to Haiti to teach leadership to young Haitian women. Learn more about their work in this video.

19th-century India Point school began legacy of helping children

November 29th, 2009

Bryant sociologist Sandra Enos' research into the life and work of 19th-century social entrepreneur Harriet Ware is at the heart of Julia Steiny's latest EdWatch column.

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August 4th, 2009

Sandra Enos
Associate Professor of Sociology


Sociology Professor Sandra Enos shares “This I Believe” essay

June 16th, 2009

Professor Enos read her essay "Hidden History" on WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR news station.

Enos also recently published "The Legacy of Daniel Wanton Lyman" in the Philanthropists' Journal Rhode Island.

She is currently collecting oral histories of former residents of Rhode Island's state orphanages.

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Commentary: Learning from Rhode Island’s history of social welfare

December 3rd, 2008

Sandra EnosIn the course of her research into the history of institutional care for the children in Rhode Island, Associate Professor of Sociology Sandra Enos, Ph.D., explored the work of one of Rhode Island's earliest social scientists, Thomas Hazard. She shares some of her findings in the following commentary.