Jomaira Salas Pujols Joins Bard College Sociology Program FacultyBard College announces the appointment of Jomaira Salas Pujols to its Sociology Program faculty. Pujols, a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at Rutgers University, uses qualitative methods to study race, place, education, and Black girlhood. She will teach courses on the sociology of race and ethnicity; the sociology of youth; and race, space, and place starting in the fall 2021.
“Jomaira Salas Pujols's doctoral thesis, Black Girls’ Journeying: Identifying and Challenging (In)justice through Movement, is interdisciplinary and path-breaking. Interfacing with history, anthropology, and Africana Studies, as well as sociology, her scholarship engages deeply with public-facing projects and civic engagement,” said Deirdre d’Albertis, Bard’s Dean of the College. “As a proud alumna of Bryn Mawr College, Professor Salas Pujols will bring her intellectual commitments and experience to Annandale with real understanding of the Bard's distinctive mission.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the Bard College community this fall,” said Pujols. “I first encountered sociology as an undergraduate, and it offered me a window for making sense of the world around me. In my courses, I plan to work together with students to think about society's most pressing problems and our shared responsibility to solve them. Knowing Bard students, I can't think of a better place to take on this work!”
Pujols’s dissertation examines the consequences of movement on Black girls' perceptions of self, their identities, and their worlds—a concept she defines as journeying. Jomaira is also a youth worker, community-based facilitator, and founding member of the Black Latinas Know Collective. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and published by the Youth & Society journal.
The Bard Sociology Program provides students with an understanding of the structures and processes of human society—from everyday interactions with friends, coworkers, and family members to macro-level processes of global magnitude. The sociology curriculum offers a theoretical and methodological foundation for examining social, cultural, and political forces and analyzing how they shape people’s behavior, interpretations, social status, and well-being. Through exposure to a wide array of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research, sociology students learn to study the social world in a way that is both rigorous and flexible. For more information, visit sociology.bard.edu.
About Bard College
Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1,000 parklike acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; eight early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 160-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal arts education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.
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