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Dr. Lydia Voigt, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, has recently published an article in the Journal of National Collegiate Honors Council (JNCHC) entitled: “Linking Academic Excellence and Social Justice through Community Based Participatory Research” (2018, Vol. 19, No. 1: 68-83).


Formal citation:   Voigt, Lydia. 2018. Linking academic excellence and social justice through community based participatory research. Journal of National Collegiate Honors Council  (JNCHC). Vol.19, No.1, Spring/Summer, 68-83



Dr. Angel Parham, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded two American Sociological Association awards for her book entitled "American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race".

* Co-Winner, Barrington Moore Book Award. Comparative-Historical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2018

Dr. Carol Ann MacGregor published two articles in April 2018.


Sociology Alum Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht '07 will be joining the University of California, Berkeley, as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Lead Office (student leadership). For the past several years, Anthony has been at Loyola Marymount University serving as the Director of Leadership Programs and LGBT Student Services. He is also working on his Ph.D. at Chapman University.

Lydia Voigt, William E. Thornton, Leo G. Barrile and Dee Wood Harper. (2017). Why Violence? Leading Questions Regarding the Conceptualization and Reality of Violence in Society. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

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More graduates going global! Loyola University New Orleans is pleased to announce that recent graduate Mathew Holloway ’16 is the second student selected as one of the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Award recipients. Holloway will teach English in Panama while pursuing a supplementary research project of his own.

Laurie M. Joyner ’86 (sociology), president of Wittenburg University in Ohio, has been chosen as president of St. Xavier University in Illinois. She previously served in multiple vice presidential and decanal roles at Rollins College in Florida and was on the faculty at Loyola. In addition to her Loyola undergraduate degree, she holds master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Tulane University. She is a two-time recipient of POWER 50 (in 2014 and 2015), which honors the most influential female executives in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

Sociology major Naja Pulliam Collins '16  was selected as a finalist for a Fulbright English Teaching award in Malaysia. With the grant, she will travel to Malaysia in January 2017 to teach English and to act as a cultural ambassador of the United States.

During her time at Loyola, Naja, who also earned minors in African and African American Studies and English was involved with several student organizations and experiential learning initiatives, for example serving as co-president of Students Against Hyper-Incarceration and studying abroad in Botswana.

Rachel Comeaux was awarded the Dux Sociologicus Award, Dan Parker was awarded the Jerrol M. Seaman "Spirit of Gemeinschaft" Award, and Ashlyn Haycook was awarded the Social Justice Scholarship Award for Outstanding Community Activism. All awards were presented at the College of Social Sciences Honors Convocation on May 20, 2016

Charlotte Lapp, Sociology Alum (2015), is the Anti-Trafficking Program Coordinator for the McCain Institute for International Leadership. Prior to joining the McCain Institute, Ms. Lapp led the anti-human trafficking chapter of Free the Slaves at Loyola.


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