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Iron Cage Society

 

Welcome!

 

The University of Rhode Island’s Sociology Club invites and encourages those pursuing degrees in sociology, as well as anyone interested in topics and current issues concerning sociology, to get involved and help facilitate social progress from a personal, innovative, and enlightening approach.

 

Why The Iron Cage Society?

 

"[T]he care for external goods should only lie on the shoulders of the ‘saint like a light cloak’, which can be thrown aside at any moment. But fate decreed that the cloak should become an iron cage."

The sociological conception of the Iron Cage, constructed by Max Weber, refers to the constricting societal systems we have perpetuated as a modern civilization.

 

These social systems play a major role in how the characteristics of individuals and communities are shaped. The Iron Cage Society is devoted to creating and sustaining a stable, supportive, and equal student community structure.

 

Consider it our very own iron cage.

 

Through the reinforcement of already present social positives, as well as through facilitating new forms of social stability, our mission is to create and perpetuate social progress for those “who will live in that iron cage in the future.

 

So don’t miss this opportunity to have an active voice in building the iron cage of tomorrow. Whether it is through community service efforts, networking with other on campus organizations, or from the insight gained by guest speakers and group discussions; The Iron Cage Society acts as a catalyst for personal, professional, and communal growth.

 

This group, always open to new members and ideas, encourages students to join by emailing Nicholas Casali (information below) with your name and email so you can get involved and receive details concerning club meetings and events.

 

 

Club Contact:

 

For further information feel free to email the current club president:

 

Nicholas Casali - (Nicholas_Casali@my.uri.edu)

 

 

News & Announcements

New Faculty in Sociology:

Dr. Melanie S. Brasher has joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in 2013. Prior to coming to URI, Dr. Brasher was a visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Dickinson College. Her appointment is a joint appointment in Sociology and in Human Development and Family Studies where she will participate in the Gerontology program. For more info click here.


Dr. Hilda Lloreans has joined the department as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut in 2005. Prior to coming to URI, she was a visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University and a Lecturer at Middlebury College. She has also held positions as a Research Associate at the University of Puerto Rico and at the Institute for Community Research in Hartford, Connecticut. For more info click here.

Early Career Faculty Research Award

For the second year in a row, an anthropologist has been awarded the University’s Early Career Research Award. Assistant Professor Holly Dunsworth received the 2014 award for her research comparing energy use in apes and other mammals with particular reference to how the energetics and metabolic parameters of pregnancy, fetal growth, infant growth, and lactation and how those determine the timing of birth in humans and other mammals. Kudos to Holly!!!

Department contacts

Department Chair
Leo Carroll,  lcarroll@uri.edu

Justice, Law & Society Minor Coordinator
Professor Leo Carroll, lcarroll@uri.edu

Administrative Assistant
Theresa Nobile, nobile@uri.edu