Looking at the Zoo through Sociology
On February 6th, 2009, the Sociology Department hosted noted sociologist and Professor Marjorie L. DeVault of Syracuse University who shared her research about family outings in the zoo with the campus community. Her presentation, "Beyond the Home: Family Life in Public," reported on research that explores the social organization of everyday experiences in the zoo. After the presentation, Dr. DeVault who supervised Dr. Brunson's dissertation had a photo op with the faculty of the Sociology Department.
Along with several scholarly articles, Professor DeVault is author of Feeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work and Liberating Method: Feminism and Social Research. Additionally, she has edited a book on the changing nature of work in the neo-liberal economy titled, People at Work: Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy.
From left to right: Dr. Sharon Barnartt, Department Chair, Dr. Marjorie L. DeVault, Dr. Jeremy L. Brunson, and Dr. John Christiansen.