Undergraduate Atosha Rypa uses spoken word to bring awareness to social issues, tell her story, and inspire others. Her words aim to educate people about the American Black experience and the power that language has to perpetuate discrimination. Rypa’s words heal her own past and provide motivation for future change.
Chilean attorney and nonprofit organization founder Isabel Arriagada uses her unique combination of knowledge to approach penal research with a fresh perspective. “There is much more to the prison system than just ‘right’ and ‘wrong,’” explains PhD student Arriagada.
Associate professor Joshua Page seeks to understand the complex factors obstructing changes in the criminal justice system. “Understanding is the first step towards generating a will to change,” says Page.
Morals and religion may have less in common than you think. PhD candidate Jacqui Frost digs into false stereotypes, room for growth, and steps for improvement as sociologists and citizens around the country study the nonreligious population in the US.