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  • Dr. Mintzi Martinez-Rivera has recently published a co-edited volume entitled: Theorizing Folklore from the Margins: Critical and Ethical Approaches.
  • After decades of dedicated service as a passionate and influential educator, Dr. Charlotte O’Kelly will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2021 semester. We thank Dr. O’Kelly for the lasting positive impact she has had on the students, faculty, and staff of not only this department but across Providence College. Check out the compilation of testimonials and well-wishes for Dr. O’Kelly from current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Dr. Mintzi Martinez-Rivera has been awarded a 6-month Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute of Citizens and Scholars (formally known as the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation). The Fellowship will allow Dr. Martinez-Rivera to complete a book manuscript as well as start conducting ethnographic research for her next project, which will focus on cultural practices in a time of violence in Michoacán, México.
  • An article written by Dr. Zophia Edwards and Dr. Orly Clergé was published by the Equity Research Institute at USC Dornsife: COVID-19 and Black Immigrants: The Pandemics of Racism, Nativism, and Transnational Crises
  • Dr. Zophia Edwards, Director of the Black Studies Program, discusses the 25th Anniversary of the program in the PC Podcast here.
  • Dr. Chris Chambers presented on systemic racism during the Providence College Anti-Racism Summer series. The presentation was also featured on the PC Podcast.
  • Dr. Brandon Martinez and Dr. Kara Cebulko are recipients of the 2020 Summer Scholars Award.
  • Dr. Eric Hirsch discusses his recent report with HousingWorks RI “How to End Long-Term Homelessness in Rhode Island” here and here.
  • Check out Drs. Kara Cebulko and Eve Veliz-Moran’s research funded through  the College & University Research Collaborative.
  • Check out the coverage of Dr. Abigail Brooks’ book The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention ​on the Rhode Show​ and BBC.
  • ​Dr. Brandon Martinez was a recipient of the 2016 Summer Scholars Award. He will be analyzing the United States Congregational Life Survey for his study on leadership structures and power dynamics within Latino congregations. Project Title: The Leadership Roles of Whites within Latino Congregations
  • Drs. Eve Veliz-Moran and Kara Cebulko have received generous funding through the College & University Research Collaborative for their project “Examining the Experiences of RI Latinos at Local Colleges and Universities.” The mission of The Collaborative is to increase the use of academic research in policymaking and to provide an evidence-based foundation for government decision-making.
  • Check out the local NPR coverage of Dr. Eric Hirsch at City Hall demanding a response to Providence police’s treatment of the homeless downtown.
  • Outlaw, Maureen. 2015. “Guardians against Spousal Violence?: A case for considering motive.” ​Journal of Family Violence 30 (1): 1-12.
  • Cebulko, Kara. Forthcoming. “Marrying for Papers?: From Economically Strategic to Normative and Relational Dimensions of the Transition to Adulthood for Unauthorized 1.5 generation Brazilians.” ​Sociological Perspectives.
  • Cebulko, Kara and Alexis Silver. Forthcoming. “Navigating DACA in Hospitable and Hostile States: State Responses and Access to Membership in the Wake of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” American Behavioral Scientist.
  • Park, Jerry Z., Brandon C. Martinez, Ryon Cobb, Erica Ryu-Wong, and Julie Park. Forthcoming. “Exceptional Outgroup Stereotypes and White Racial Inequality Attitudes: the Effect of the Asian American Model Minority Stereotype.” ​Social Psychology Quarterly.
  • Dougherty, Kevin D., Gerardo Marti, and Brandon C. Martinez. Forthcoming. “Congregational Diversity and Attendance in a Mainline Protestant Denomination.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.