Anthropology & Sociology Faculty Fall 2014 Updates
Fareeda McClinton Griffith, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, co-presented “An Investigation of Somali Women’s Beliefs, Practices and Attitudes, about Health, Health Promoting Behaviors and Cancer Prevention”‘ at the 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, La. From a multidisciplinary approach, findings suggest religion and culture play a prominent role in the Somali community and impact beliefs about health and wellness. Additionally health practitioners need to work closely with individuals and community leaders to tailor services that are culturally appropriate and accessible. The paper was recently published in the journal of Health, Society and Culture 6:1 (2014).
Veerendra P. Lele, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, published a research article, “Semiotic Ideologies of Race: Racial Profiling and Retroduction” in Recherches sémiotiques / Semiotic Inquiry (RS/SI) v. 32, 2014. He also published “Response to Sluis and Edwards, ‘Rethinking Combined Departments’” in Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS) v.7, n.2 Summer 2014. In addition, Lele published a review of Irish/ness Is All around Us: Language Revivalism and the Culture of Ethnic Identity in Northern Ireland by Olaf Zenker in American Ethnologist, v. 41, issue 4, November 2014.