Aug. 22, 2019—Professor of Human and Organizational Development Sandra L. Barnes is the 2019 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association. The ASA presented the award to Barnes at its annual meeting in New York City Aug. 11.
Jun. 21, 2019—According to research by sociologist Sandra L. Barnes, many black men in same-sex relationships seek the church and online groups for spiritual support.
Nov. 6, 2017—Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.
Oct. 23, 2017—HIV infections in the United States have declined 18 percent in recent years, but in the African American community, the figures remain disproportionately high.
Aug. 23, 2017—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “Inclusive Excellence 101: Unconscious Bias – A New Look at an Old Dynamic.” The first workshop for fall 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Apr. 6, 2017—Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Arie Nettles, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace April 6.
Mar. 21, 2017—“Workplace Civility: Respect Our Differences” is the topic of an April 6 lunchtime discussion sponsored by CARE (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments). All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend.
Watch: A conversation with Sandra L. Barnes, assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion
Aug. 2, 2016—Meet Sandra L. Barnes, Vanderbilt University’s new assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Barnes, a sociologist whose work examines resilience and community in urban settings, discusses her research on inequality, her responsibilities in her new role, and her hopes for Vanderbilt in the coming academic year.
Jul. 1, 2016—Sandra Barnes, a Vanderbilt sociologist whose work examines resilience and community in urban settings, has been named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Nov. 18, 2015—A $1.5 million Vanderbilt study is partnering with Nashville's First Response Center to curb HIV and hepatitis diagnoses in young black males at risk for HIV.
Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health
Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.
Feb. 18, 2013—Listen to an interview with Sandra Barnes, Professor of Sociology of Religion and Professor of Human and Organizational Development, about her recent book, Live Long and Prosper: How Black Megachurches Address HIV/AIDS and Poverty in the Age of Prosperity Theology. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.