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February 6, 2021
The black community in San Marcos has a rich history. To research and document it, principal investigator Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd (OWLS) partnered with several faculty members and students from the College of Liberal Arts, including Dr. Eric Sarmiento, Dr. Colleen Read More Dunbar Neighborhood Counterstories: Black History Month

September 28, 2020
How can we work toward diversity and inclusion at Texas State University? In 2019, the Provost’s Office published a collection–Cuentos and Testimonios–that offered a few answers to this question. In the collection, Dr. Octavio Pimentel, professor of English, and Dr. Read More Cuentos of Hispanic Pride and Respect: National Hispanic Heritage Mont...

August 27, 2020
A stereotypical idea of a women’s role is cooking. But, the culinary industry often discriminates against women in restaurant kitchens. In a new article, “#Me Too In the Kitchen,” published in Contexts journal, Deborah Harris and Patti Giuffre (both professors Read More #MeToo in the Kitchen

May 26, 2020
How do cultural and family dynamics impact eldercare in Korean communities? Dr. Kyong Hee Chee, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, and her colleague, Dr. Hyun Ji Lee, answered this question in “Without Feeling Guilty”: Filial Piety and Eldercare Read More Dr. Kyong Hee Chee on Eldercare in Korean Communities: Asian and Pacific I...

April 10, 2020
On the edge of a large city, in a small, working-class suburban neighborhood, a mother of four struggles to support her children on her own. She receives no child support; the father of her children isn’t involved after their divorce. Read More Treatment for Childhood Trauma: Research in Sociology