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Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

Craig-Lee Hall (CL)
(401) 456-8681

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Academic Background

Associate Professor of Sociology Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur joined the sociology department in 2008. She earned her B.A. in sociology from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. She teaches courses in law and society, research methods, and race and ethnicity that serve the sociology and justice studies programs here at Rhode Island College, and has also developed a general education course on higher education. Before coming to Rhode Island College, she taught at New York University, Queens College of the City University of New York, and Hamilton College; among her other courses, she taught the sociology of education, the sociology of the Holocaust, social movements, and social problems.

Professor Arthur has published two books, Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education (Ashgate, 2011) and Social Change (Volume 7 in the Student Handbook to Sociology, Facts on File, 2012), and several research articles on issues related to social movements in higher education along with many pedagogical publication. Her current research is on the dynamics of curricular change in higher education. Prior projects have focused on such topics as student movements, the racialization of Asians in the Americas, and race and standardized testing, and she hopes to develop projects on legal education in the future. Professor Arthur is an active participant in the American Sociological Association, including serving as an Area Editor for TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovations Library. She has held the title of secretary-treasurer of the ASA Section on the History of Sociology for three years and served a term as the editor of Critical Mass, the newsletter of the Section on Social Movements and Collective Behavior. Beyond the College, Professor Arthur likes to spend her time reading speculative fiction and visiting local farmers' markets and vegetarian restaurants.

Courses Taught

ANTH 303 Comparative Law and Justice
JSTD 490 Independent Study
JSTD 491 Independent Study
JSTD 492 Directed Study
SOC 200 Society And Social Behavior
SOC 208 Minority Group Relations
SOC 302 Social Research Methods I
SOC 304 Comparative Law and Justice
SOC 318 Law and Society
SOC 404 Social Research Methods II
SOC 492 Directed Study

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