Binghamton University Sociology Department

Sociology student Ariella Patchen researches the role of women in radical social movements

Ariella’s current work includes a book review with Professor Marina Sitrin in the journal “Mobilization.” She has also contributed an ethnographic account of prison abolitionist organizing and mutual aid during COVID-19 to the “Turtle Island” chapter of the book “Pandemic Solidarity.”

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Sociology is the study of society. Our program places the study of local communities in the context of the long and global history of capitalism. We illuminate how social problems of our day, such as climate change, human trafficking and incarceration, relate to broader social forces. We reveal how labor, feminist, LGBTQ+, anti-colonial, racial justice and anti-neoliberal movements resist the structures of power.

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Department Kudos

  • Doctoral Candidate, Gabreella Friday wins 2019 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Service.
  • Doctoral Candidate, Nilufer Akalin and Odilka Santiago, PhD win 2019 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching.
  • Kevin Revier, PhD wins BU's 2019 Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences.
  • Doctoral Candidate, Busra Doga wins 2020-21 Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) Public Humanities Fellowship.
  • Doctoral Candidate, Michael Stephens wins 2020-21 Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) Dissertation Fellowship .

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