Angel Adams Parham

Professor / Writer / Speaker

Loyola University-New Orleans

Angel Adams Parham is the Rev. Joseph H. Fichter, S.J. Distinguished Professor of Social Science and Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola University-New Orleans.  She works in the area of historical sociology, engaging in research and writing that examine the past in order to better understand how to live well in the present and envision wisely for the future.  This research focus is rooted in her interest in re-connecting sociology to its classical roots so that sociology is understood to be a kind of public philosophy animated by questions such as: What is a good society? and What kinds of social arrangements are most conducive to human flourishing? She is the author of American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race (Oxford, 2017), which was co-winner of the Social Science History Association’s Allan Sharlin Memorial book award (2018)  and co-winner of the American Sociological Association’s Barrington Moore book award in comparative-historical sociology (2018). She has been a member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, as well as the recipient of a Fulbright grant. She is also the co-founder and executive director of Nyansa Classical Community, which provides curricula and programming designed to connect with students from diverse backgrounds, inviting them to take part in the Great Conversation, cultivate the moral imagination, and pursue truth, goodness, and beauty.

Events

Haiti and New Orleans: Lasting Ties from Across the Water

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM From the time it was the wealthy colony of St. Domingue, through the Haitian Revolution, and across the centuries into the present, New Orleanians have had an ongoing relationship with Haiti. From the early to mid-nineteenth century, Haiti…
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October 9, 2020
Events

Restoring The Likeness – Fall Virtual Conference

On Friday, October 16th, I spoke at Restoring The Likeness - Fall Virtual Conference. My talk was scheduled on the topic: On the Idea of Civic Friendship: Texts to Contemplate During Difficult Times. Other speakers were: Andrew KernDr. Brian PhilipsHeidi WhiteWes CallahanAdam Andrews Dr. Joseph WysockiMatthew…
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October 9, 2020