Check out the Pathways of some of our students!
- In search of a strong faculty network, Ashley chose NU for professors like Matt Hunt and Jack Levin, experts respectively in social psychology and violence conflict.
- Ashley was a graduate teaching assistant for classes with both Professor Matt Hunt and Professor Jack Levin, learning crucial skills to become an effective instructor, which still benefits her today.
- She took Feminist Inquiry at MIT, an interdisciplinary seminar that was co-taught by Northeastern’s Professor Linda Blum and MIT’s Professor Kim Surkan, allowing her to engage across universities.
- In Fall 2013, Ashley took Race and Ethnic Relations with Professor Matt Hunt, which gave her a strong foundation for her current career in intergroup relations surrounding race and behavior.
- She co-authored a study with Professor Jack Levin, using news records to analyze how hate crimes changed after 9/11, helping to refine her analytical skills.
- In 2019, she published a paper with Professor Matt Hunt that explored white Americans' racial identities and their support of race based public policies.
- When Professor Matt Hunt couldn’t attend the Second Biennial Identity Conference, Ashley went in his place and presented their paper. There, she met, and impressed, her future employers...
- Elizabeth wanted to pursue her PhD at Northeastern because it was home to the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. She admired its vast research affiliations and innovative faculty network.
- She took an intro foundational urban sociology course with Professor Liza Weinstein, and appreciated how it delved deep into various issues and expanded her interest in the field.
- She was a research analyst for five years, tackling multiple projects on education, housing, and workforce development. She also worked extensively with Dukakis Center staff on transportation policy.
- In her first year, she worked with Shelley Kimelberg on a project that got published in Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy – her first time getting published in a scholarly journal.
- She was a teaching assistant in the College of Professional Studies for a year, working with mid-career professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, an experience that she says inspired her own work.
- She worked on “The Toll of Transportation,” a participatory research project that addressed transportation equity. This ultimately crystalized what Elizabeth wanted to pursue as a career.
- Through connections from her time at Northeastern, she landed jobs in transportation equity work at UMass Donahue Institute and the MBTA. She is currently the Director of Data and Policy at MassDOT...
- In Co-op, for six months worked on the Campaign for a Healthy California, fighting for Medicare-for-All in California in a statewide coalition of organizations.
- Work study at the Social Justice Resource Center (SJRC) and student member of the first Dismantle Retreat organizing committee.
- Member of Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) on campus.
- Gender and Sexuality: A Cross Cultural Perspective with Dr. Nina Sylvanus, transformed my understanding of identity.
- Ethnography of Southeast Asia with Dr. Doreen Lee, reflected on students globally in enacting social change.
- Regional organizer for United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Uncertainty about the economy, health care, and the labor market. Ethnic conflicts in an era of rapid globalization. Concern for the environment. Shifting gender arrangements, as work and family come into conflict. Violence in schools, and even houses of worship.
Never has there been a greater need for sociological research focused on the problems and issues of our time. Study sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University, and equip yourself with the practical and theoretical tools needed to address the complex social and cultural issues the U.S. confronts in a period of far-reaching social change.
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