Charisse Levchak, PhD, LMSW is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Central Connecticut State University, USA. Aside from having a doctoral degree in sociology, she also has a Master of Social Work degree. She researches and teaches in the areas of identity-based aggression, cultural competence, diversity, oppression, liberation, and social justice.
Her first book Microaggressions and Modern Racism: Endurance and Evolution was published by Palgrave Macmillan and can be found at most book retailers and here: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319703312#reviews
Additionally, please see her personal website cclevchak.com for more information about her work.
TEACHING INTERESTS & EXPERIENCE AT CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
I am passionate about helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. I enjoy working with students, whether I am explaining a difficult concept to them, working with them on a research project, advising them on graduate school, or just serving as a listening ear.
Women of Color in the U.S.: Struggle & Triumph
Oppression and Liberation
Social Movements and Social Action
Sociology Book Club
Race, Class, & Gender
Microaggressions & macroaggressions: race-based and gender-based microaggressions
Social Justice: human rights; liberation; quality of life; opportunities
Inequality: race and gender disparities in education, employment, wages, leadership and quality of life
Organizations: institutional diversity and policy; recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in academia and the workforce
Family: work and family; alternative family structures; motherhood; fatherhood
Cultural Competence: cultural competence in workplaces and academic environments
Policy: social policy; institutional policy; public policy; policy review
Theory: critical race theory; feminist theory; intersectionality; multiple jeopardy; oppression frameworks
Methods: surveys; vignettes; open-ended questions; focus groups