Faculty Profile

Susan Rose

Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology; Director of the Community Studies Center (1984)

Contact Information

rose@dickinson.edu

239 W Louther St Room 301
717.245.1244
http://users.dickinson.edu/~rose/

Bio

Susan Rose is interested in life course studies, inequality, and systems of socialization (family, education, and religion), with a particular emphasis on comparative family systems and the interaction of gender, class, and race. Her research has focused on cross-cultural studies of the political economy of religious fundamentalisms, gender violence, sexuality education, and immigration. Other areas of interest include: indigenous studies, social policy, and qualitative research methods..

Education

  • B.A., Dickinson College, 1977
  • M.A., Cornell University, 1982
  • Ph.D., 1984

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

ENGL 101 Afr Am Influences/Afr-Lat Lit
Cross-listed with AFST 220-03 and LALC 200-03.This course examines African American narrative strategies and cultural tropes in 20th and 21st century U.S. Afro-Latino memoirs and autobiographical fiction. The course highlights Afro-Latino agency, intercultural exchange, and cultural change and continuity. Students will learn about the relationships between panethnicity and ethnoracial identity formation among people of African descent in the U.S.

LALC 200 Afr Am Influences/Afr-Lat Lit
Cross-listed with AFST 220-03 and ENGL 101-08.This course examines African American narrative strategies and cultural tropes in 20th and 21st century U.S. Afro-Latino memoirs and autobiographical fiction. The course highlights Afro-Latino agency, intercultural exchange, and cultural change and continuity. Students will learn about the relationships between panethnicity and ethnoracial identity formation among people of African descent in the U.S.

AFST 220 Afr Am Influences/Afr-Lat Lit
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-08 and LALC 200-03.This course examines African American narrative strategies and cultural tropes in 20th and 21st century U.S. Afro-Latino memoirs and autobiographical fiction. The course highlights Afro-Latino agency, intercultural exchange, and cultural change and continuity. Students will learn about the relationships between panethnicity and ethnoracial identity formation among people of African descent in the U.S.

AFST 320 Afr Am Intellectual Discourse
This course focuses on "key debates in African American studies" by examining African American intellectual discourse from the era of U.S. slavery to the end of the Obama presidency. Students will explore major authors, genres, aesthetics, political movements, and intersectional tropes of the periods. The course examines how African Americans and their allies discursively challenged the arguments and institutions that supported slavery and that advocated for racial subordination in the post-emancipation era. The course emphasizes African American resistance, agency, and cultural change and continuity.

SOCI 400 Sociology of Violence
While dealing with broad conceptualizations of violence, this course will focus on gender and sexual violence in the context of domestic and international disputes. We will examine: the social construction of gender and violence; social policy regarding violence; interpersonal violence: rape in the context of both wartime and peacetime, domestic violence (battering, child abuse, sexual abuse); women's rights as human rights; and the politics of trauma, memory, and denial.