Dr. Sarah E. Cribbs

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Dr. Sarah E. Cribbs joined the faculty of Georgetown College in Fall 2011 as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Cribbs areas of teaching interest include race and ethnicity, gender, health and illness, applied sociology, research methods and other core courses. Dr. Cribbs currently serves as the faculty advisor for Sociology Club, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), and as the co-advisor for Student Women and Gender Society (SWAGS). She is the Chair of the committee on Civic Engagement (where service learning is housed) and member of the Honors Program Committee and Oxford Pro- gram Committee. Dr. Cribbs received her PhD in sociology from the University of Oregon in 2011. Her dissertation, “Rooted in the Past, Blind to the Present: Health Care Administrators’ Perceived Role and Response to Spanish-Speaking Immigrants in a New Settlement Community,” investigated the ways in which the administrators within one health care system perceived and framed their institution’s changes resulting from new, Spanish-speaking immigrant population growth within their surrounding metropolitan area. Dr. Cribbs recently published in the Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare and the Journal of Black Studies.

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Social Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Health and Illness, Research Methods, Public/Applied Sociology, Stratification, Immigration

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