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Susan McDonic Asst Professor Department of Sociology

PhD, Duke University

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.
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Summer 2022

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

  • SOCY-210 Power, Privilege & Inequality

  • SOCY-452 Popular Culture

Fall 2022

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Art, Activism & Social Change

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought