Professor Sandra Lynn Barnes to join Brown University's Department of Sociology.
Sandra Barnes focuses on the role of religion and congregations as change agents in society. She is also interested in race, class, and gender dynamics, the relationship between structural constraints and individual agency, and how these dynamics influence the experiences of residents in poor urban spaces.
"Public sociology is quite attentive to the various publics that make up that general public our political leaders represent." This article by Dr. Michael Kennedy discusses the upcoming race for the seat of State Senator for Rhode Island District 3.
For G. Wayne Miller of The Providence Journal, our own Dr. Michael D. Kennedy describes both COVID and 9/11 and its aftermath as “generation-making events” – events, he says, that profoundly affected people of his students’ ages, late teens and early twenties, in ways that will last their lifetimes. On a broader level, he asserts, each event affected all populations to some degree and “changed the institutions of our society.”