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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

April 1, 2020
History can teach us lessons, help us avoid past mistakes, and inform, in some cases, the progress achieved in contemporary times. Women’s History Month is an ideal time to reflect on the status of women and to highlight their contributions Read More Dr. Kitty Ledbetter on Victorian Women: Women’s History Month in the Liberal Arts