News & Events
Dr. Herda Publishes in Teaching Sociology | January 21Dr. Herda’s latest article is forthcoming in Teaching Sociology.
Dr. DeCesare’s Article Published in Academe | January 18Dr. DeCesare’s latest article appears in the AAUP’s Academe.
Dr. Herda on ESS Program | December 28Dr. Herda will present a paper at the 2017 annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.
February 4, 2017
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February 13, 2017
Stevens TheatreThe 2009 documentary Bronx Princess reveals the complexities of identity for a young African woman living in New York City and trying to establish her own identity as she transitions from high school to college. Rocky is the daughter of of ““Auntie” Yaa Otoo, a Ghanaian immigrant owner of a Bronx beauty shop. Rocky is bright, vivacious, popular and poised to graduate from high school and be the first woman in her family to attend college — on a full scholarship at that. But Rocky wants nothing more than to escape her mother’s values, which she sees as stifling. In the summer between high school and college, Rocky will travel to Ghana to visit her father, who is a traditional chief of the Ga people. The summer proves an eye-opening one for the young woman–on many levels.
March 6, 2017
Stevens TheatreThe 2013 documentary presents two contrasting versions of womanhood and seemingly different responses to the challenges of contemporary Indian society. The World Before Her is a fascinating portrait of two women and two Indias. It reveals a world of startling contrasts between urban and rural, jeans and saris, consumer culture and poverty, where rapid economic development fuels a sharpening conflict between tradition and modernity—especially when it touches on women and religion. In focusing on two particularly thoughtful young women—one a militant Hindu nationalist, the other a contestant for Miss India—The World Before Her provides a timely account of a multi-faceted, often confusing clash over values and the future of the world’s largest democracy.