Sociology

Bradley Powell

Assistant Professor

Hello, I am Professor Powell. I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I joined the faculty at CBC in 2018 as Assistant Professor for Sociology. My dissertation research examines interactions between volunteer health counselors and HIV test-seekers at a free clinic.

Though I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I have also lived in New York City, where I completed my undergraduate degree in Sociology at Columbia University. In graduate school, I worked as a research assistant on projects involving human rights and early pregnancy. I have taught a wide variety of classes including courses in criminology, inequality and global studies, and gender and sexualities.

M.A., Case Western Reserve University

Exceptional Faculty Award - “Attendance at the American Sociological Association and the Study of Social Problems annual conferences” (Awarded by the President and Trustees of Columbia Basin College, 2019.

Exceptional Faculty Award - “Research and Travel Funds to Support Dissertation Completion” (Awarded by the President and Trustees of Columbia Basin College, 2018.

First Prize - CWRU QGRAD Intersectionality Research Symposium (Awarded for Presentation titled “Power and Prevention: A Qualitative Inquiry into Racialized Power Dynamics in HIV Prevention,” 2017.

Dean’s Instructional Excellence Award (Awarded for outstanding achievement in undergraduate instruction), Case Western Reserve University, 2015.

Graduate Student Appreciation Award (Awarded for extraordinary service to the community), Case Western Reserve University, 2014.

Advanced Studies Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, 2014, 2015.

Graduate Research Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, 2011-2014.

Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2014.

Graduate Student Travel Award, American Sociology Association, 2013.

Dean’s Senior Thesis Award, Columbia University, 2011.

Gran, B., and Powell, B.  2013.  “Vulnerabilities of Young People: Going Beyond the Public-Private Dichotomy.”  Problemy Wczesnej Edukacji (Issues in Early Education).

 

Conference Presentations

Powell, B. and Erdmans, M.  2016.  “Comparing Perceptions of LGBTQ Campus Climate: Students, Faculty, and Staff.”  Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting in Seattle, WA, accepted for presentation.

Powell, B.  2015.  “Stopping the Slow-Motion Catastrophe: Addressing MSM HIV Incidence through Collaborative Empowerment.”  Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting in Chicago, IL.

Powell, B.  2014.  “Culture and HIV/AIDS Prevention: From Origins to Absence,” Panel Organizer and Facilitator, Annual meeting for the Association of Humanist Sociologists, Cleveland, OH.

Powell, B.  2014.  “Profits or Prevention: An Investigation of HIV Prevention and Why It’s Failing MSM.”  Presented to the Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Powell, B.  2013.  “Attitudes toward Homosexuals and Social Network Composition.”  Presented to the American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York, NY.

Smith, A., Powell, B., and Erdmans, M.  2013.  “16 and Pregnant: Managing a Spoiled Identity in the Media.”  Presented to the Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting in New York, NY.