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Previous Sophomore Scholars Communities

The Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) program debuted at the University of Richmond in 2009 with four communities and grew over the next five years to ten communities. Communities are proposed by faculty members, developed over eighteen months, and offered for two years. Listed below are previous SSIR communities, organized by academic year.

2015-16

10 communities
152 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
Disaster, Memory and Popular Culture AMST 398 IDST 290 Ooten, M. New York City, NY
New Orleans, LA
Documenting a Changing Neighborhood:
A Richmond Community Project
AMST 381
THTR 312
IDST 290 Browder, L.
Herrera, P.
Houston, TX
New York City, NY
Eating Locally, Thinking Globally SOC 379
BIO 351
IDST 290 Ransom, E.
Treonis, A.
Belize
Global Health PLSC 363 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Dominican Republic
Living a Life of Consequence IDST 290 IDST 290 Kocher, C. Vancouver, Canada
Living on the Frontera LAIS 397 IDST 290 Peebles, T. San Diego, CA
Tijuana, Mexico
Protected Lands of the American West ENVR 300
GEOG 280
IDST 290 Kitchen, D.
Lookingbill, T.
Nevada and California
Salsa Meets Jazz MUS 117 IDST 290 Davison, M.
Daleng, M.
Havana, Cuba
Stories of Work, Life, and Fulfillment RHCS 279 IDST 290 Johnson, S. London, England
Travel for Discovery MLC 397 IDST 290 Radi, L. Rome, Italy
2014-15

10 communities
147 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
The Business of Science CHEM 433 IDST 290 Dattelbaum, J. Dominican Republic
Eating Locally, Thinking Globally SOC 379
BIO 351
IDST 290 Ransom, E.
Treonis, A.
Belize
Global Health PLSC 363 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Dominican Republic
Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery PLSC 279 IDST 290 Datta, M. Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles, CA
Protected Lands of the American West ENVR 300
GEOG 280
IDST 290 Kitchen, D.
Lookingbill, T.
Nevada and California
Reading to Live MLC 211 IDST 290 Delers, O. Tucson, AZ
New York City, NY
Social Justice and Social Movements LDST 290 IDST 290 Williamson, T. Cleveland, OH
Stories of Work, Life, and Fulfillment RHCS 279 IDST 290 Johnson, S. London, England
Technology, Cognition, and Behavior PSYC 299 IDST 290 Crawford, B. San Francisco, CA
What is Art For? MLC 397 IDST 290 Pappas, S.
Troncale, J.
New York City, NY
Washington, DC
2013-14

10 Communities
147 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
The Business of Science CHEM 433
MGMT 349
IDST 290 Dattelbaum, J.
Pollack, J.
Dominican Republic
Global Health PLSC 363 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Dominican Republic
Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery PLSC 279 IDST 290 Datta, M. Cleveland, OH
Los Angeles, CA
Living a Life of Consequence IDST 290 IDST 290 Kocher, C. Vancouver, Canada
Living on the Frontera LAIS 397 IDST 290 Peebles, T. San Diego, CA
Tijuana, Mexico
Post-Blackness in the UK ENGL 299 IDST 290 Ashe, B. London, England
Stories of Work, Life, and Fulfillment RHCS 279 IDST 290 Johnson, S. London, England
Technology, Cognition, and Behavior PSYC 299 IDST 290 Crawford, B. San Francisco, CA
Urban Americas AMST 398 IDST 290 Howard, A. San Juan, Puerto Rico
What is Art For? MLC 397 IDST 290 Pappas, S.
Troncale, J.
St. Petersburg, Russia
2012-13

8 Communities
126 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
Children's Health PLSC 379 IDST 290 Mayes, R. New York City, NY
Orlando, FL
Global Health PLSC 363 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Dominican Republic
History of Dance DANC 230 IDST 290 Daleng, M. Havana, Cuba
Living a Life of Consequence LDST 290 IDST 290 Kocher, C. Vancouver, Canada
Living on the Frontera LAIS 397 IDST 290 Hermida-Ruiz, A.
Valencia, C.
Seville, Spain
Gibraltar
Post-Blackness in the UK ENGL 362 IDST 290 Ashe, B. London, England
Science in Context IDST 299 IDST 290 Dumbaugh, D. Vienna, Austria
Social Entrepreneurship PSYC 259
MGMT 349
IDST 290 Pollack, J. Dominican Republic
2011-12

8 communities
106 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
Children and Their Worlds PLSC 379
PSYC 299
IDST 290 Bagwell, C.
Mayes, R.
New York City, NY
Orlando, FL
Global Health PLSC 363 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Dominican Republic
History of Dance DANC 230 IDST 290 Daleng, M. Havana, Cuba
History of Utopian Communities HIST 299 IDST 290 Watts, S. Lancaster County, PA
Leadership and the Common Good LDST 290 IDST 290 Hicks, D. Madrid, Spain
Cordoba, Spain
Granada, Spain
Salsa Meets Jazz MUS 117 IDST 290 Davison, M. Havana, Cuba
Science in Context IDST 299 IDST 290 Dumbaugh, D. Vienna, Austria
Social Entrepreneurship PSYC 259
MGMT 349
IDST 290 Burnette, J.
Pollack, J.
Dominican Republic
2010-11

6 communities
88 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
Argumentation and Debate RHCS 201 IDST 290 Kuswa, K. Various locations
Children and Their Worlds PLSC 379
PSYC 299
IDST 290 Bagwell, C.
Mayes, R.
New York City, NY
Orlando, FL
Demanding Equality HIST 299 IDST 290 Ooten, M. Memphis, TN
New Orleans, LA
Global Health PLSC 390 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Dominican Republic
Leadership and the Common Good LDST 290 IDST 290 Hicks, D. Madrid, Spain
Copenhagen, Denmark
Salsa Meets Jazz MUS 117 IDST 290 Davison, M. San Juan, Puerto Rico
2009-10

4 communities
51 students participated

Community Fall Course Spring Course Faculty Travel
Demanding Equality HIST 299 IDST 290 Ooten, M. New Orleans, LA
Global Health PLSC 390 IDST 290 Mayes, R. Grundy, VA
Pampas Grande, Peru
Opening Nights THTR 310
MUS 310
IDST 290 Howson, D. New York City, NY
Urban Crisis in America HIST 305 IDST 290 Howard, A. New York City, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Washington, DC