Sociology News and Events
Sociology Department News
March 19, 2021: Professor Decesare co-delivered the Plenary Address titled, “‘Inextricably Linked’: Academic Freedom, Tenure and Shared Governance Before, During and After COVID-19” alongside Hans-Joerg Tiede at the Midwest Sociological Society Meeting. Read more here.
Feb 10, 2021: Professor Decesare has published an article in the Winter 2021 issue of Academe magazine titled: “Accrediting Commissions’ Standards on Faculty Governance.”
Oct 27, 2020: Professor Herda published a paper titled “Is Not Knowing the Same as Being Incorrect?: An Examination of Immigrant Population Innumeracy Non-Response” in an edited volume published by Springer.
Oct 7, 2020: Professor Daniel Herda Presented his research titled “Examining the Contexts of Intergroup Contact” at the annual meeting of the World Association of Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) virtual conference.
Sept 23, 2020: Professor Decesare hosted a Facebook Livestream as part of his work with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). He and Michael Bérubé (Penn State) are co-chairing an investigation of the crisis in academic governance that has occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 9, 2020: Professor Herda presented his research on interpersonal contact between immigrants and citizens at the American Sociological Association virtual conference.
July 1, 2020: Professor Herda becomes the chair of the sociology department.
June 17, 2020: Professor Herda just published an article on Immigration Innumeracy in Canada in the journal Migration Letters.
May 18, 2020: Professor Herda’s research, titled, “Neighborhood Climates of Legal Cynicism and Complaints about Abuse of Police Power” was recently posted online and will appear in a future issue of the journal Criminology.
School of Liberal Arts News
VPA Professor Dan Vlahos shares his design expertise as a Design Museum Council member for the next three years.Read more
Merrimack student artists kicked off a new exhibition, “It’s OK To Not Be OK,” with a virtual opening on Friday, April 2. Housed in McCoy Gallery, the show features work from a newly offered fall 2020 course and grapples with everything from life during the pandemic, to civil rights and the rise of blind patriotism in the U.S. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 16.Read more
Creative writing professor Emma Duffy-Comparone talks about her debut book, “Love Like That,” which was named to Vogue magazine’s Best Books to Read in 2021 list.Read more
Merrimack has launched its inaugural marching band to accompany the College’s Division I athletic program.Read more
Continuing its commitment to provide an enriched academic experience for students, Merrimack welcomed 13 new faculty members to its ranks this Fall.Read more