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Sociology Faculty Member Presents at State Conference


A sociology faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology co-presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society, held Oct. 28-29 at Bloomsburg University.

Richard Sahn, instructor of psychology/sociology, presented “Unleashing the Sociological Imagination: Wild Challenges to the Status Quo of Contemporary American Ways of Doing Things.” His co-presenter was Luke R. Mann, a former Penn College nursing student who is now studying sociology at Lock Haven University.

Richard Sahn
Richard Sahn

As an exercise in sociological imagination, Sahn and Mann’s presentation drew from concepts and arguments set forth by noted sociologists C. Wright Mills and Peter Berger and challenged various cultural and structural norms in contemporary American culture.

The Pennsylvania Sociological Society serves sociology faculty, students, researchers and other professionals. Its annual meeting encourages research among sociologists and aims to expose professionals to the latest trends in the field.

This year’s conference, the society’s 66th annual meeting, focused on the theme “Social Justice and Sociology: Understanding and Action.”

Sahn, who holds a doctorate in sociology, has taught at Penn College since 1975.

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