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Susan McDonic Assistant Professor Sociology

Degrees
PhD, Duke University

Student Organizations
Students for a Free Tibet
Alternative Break, Tibetan Diaspora
Leadership Position Currently Held
Academic Advisor
Bio
Susan McDonic's research interests include contemporary religious movements, international development, Africa, Asia and globalization. Specifically she has studied one of the world’s largest development organizations: World Vision, a faith based organization. This multi-sited work spans Canada and Ghana, West Africa and considers the connections and complications between them. Her current research expands upon her interests in development and religion and explores the complications of engaged Buddhism. She is particularly interested in the ways in which Buddhist philosophy might frame new paradigms of development intervention. Her interests take her to Northern India to work with, and advocate for, the Tibetan diaspora.

Teaching

Spring 2020

  • SOCY-110 Views from the Global South

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought

Summer 2020

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought

  • SOCY-452 Popular Culture

Fall 2020

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Art, Activism & Social Change

  • SOCY-100 U.S. Society in Global Persp

  • SOCY-110 Views from the Global South