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Original post and full article found on the sociology and anthropology department blog.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is extremely fortunate to have Reba Parker, one of Charlie Magazine’s 2013 Fifty Most Progressive, as an adjunct faculty member.  The following article is from Charlie Magazine’s 2013 Fifty Most Progressive issue.

Reba_Charlie Magazine

Photo by: Karson Photography

“The first thing you notice when you walk into Reba Parker’s office at the College of Charleston is the photographs: huge sepia prints of people you know – Linda Ketner, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Cyrus Buffum, the Folly Beach roots-rock band Dangermuffin­ – holding signs with personal messages of peace.” — Jason A. Zwiker

Read the full article here.


Tuesday, March 25: Fiction Reading by Alumnus Jon Sealy ’05
7:30 PM in Randolph, Alumni Memorial Auditorium; Book signing & reception to follow.


Jon Sealy
Photo by Eva Russo

Jon Sealy’s stories have been published in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The South Carolina Review, The Normal School, PANK, and The Sun. His story “Issaqueena” won the 2012 fiction contest at Still. A native of upstate South Carolina, he has a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Charleston and an MFA in fiction writing from Purdue University. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. The Whiskey Baron is his first novel.

The French rights have been purchased by Albin Michel.

“A near flawless effort from a writer to watch.” — Kirkus, starred review

“(An) atmospheric and top-of-the-line debut novel … Sealy’s impressive country noir, which follows in the tradition of such leading practitioners as Daniel Woodrell and Donald Ray Pollock, serves notice of a promising new voice.”

—Publishers Weekly


Dr. Richard Bodek, FLASC director

Richard Bodek, Professor of History and the Coordinator of the Faculty Liberal Arts and Sciences Colloquium (FLASC), and Quinn Burke, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, were awarded one of only 15 spots in this summer’s Association for Core Texts and Courses seminar. “Tradition and Innovation” is the title of the seminar that will be held at Columbia University and Yale University. This program will be funded by the Teagle Foundation and the Bradley Foundation.

Among other participating universities are American University of Iraq – Sulemani, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Leuphana Universitaet Lueneberg, Xiamen University, Boston University, Universidad de Navarra (in Madrid, Spain), and Beijing Institute of Technology. According to Bodek:

“The acceptance into the Summer Seminar is testament to the great work being done in the teaching of the Liberal Arts and Sciences at the College, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, and the First Year Experience. Participation in this institute will help the College to deepen and expand its already strong program in the Core Curriculum. It will also enhance the work of the FLASC and First Year Experience Programs.”

Bodek and Burke are looking forward to the international discussions about core texts and their central role in contemporary education.  

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