The Sociology of Soldiers
Location: Rose O’Neill Literary House
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College professor Ryan Kelty will share his knowledge of military sociology as the featured guest of the next Tea & Talk event at the Rose O’Neill Literary House, Tuesday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. He will discuss the challenge of access to military personnel during wartime and ethical issues related wartime research and writing. He will also discuss his work on how integration of marginalized populations such as African Americans, women, homosexuals and civilian contractors into the military has affected cohesion.
Kelty, an Associate Professor of Sociology, teaches a seminar class titled “Armed Forces and Society.” Before joining the Washington College faculty, he taught in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership at West Point. He consults for various defense agencies and defense research organizations.
The Tea & Talks events, a long-standing tradition at the Literary House, celebrate faculty research and scholarship. Kelty’s March 26 talk also is part of the College’s “Writing in Wartime” series.