Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Identities & Inequality

The Lang Center acknowledges that the United States experiences vast inequality along lines of identity—including, but not limited to, race, gender, class, and education. The Identities & Inequality pathway at the Lang Center celebrates our unique and individual identities and encourages students to think critically about structures that facilitate inequality. If you are interested in learning more about the way Identity & Inequality functions in our society, on our campus, and in our communities, please reference the resources below and reach out to our Lang Center Associates, Mohammed Bappe, '19.


Key Faculty & Staff

Nina Johnson, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology, Black Studies 
Daniel Laurison ’99, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Marjorie Murphy, James C. Hormel Professor in Social Justice, History 
T. Shá Duncan Smith, Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion & Community Development 
Mohammed Bappe '19, Lang Center Associate
Farha Ghannam, Professor of Anthropology
Lee Smithey, Associate Professor of Sociology.


Relevant Courses


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

  • ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • Chester Community Fellowship (CCF)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chester, Pa.
  • Busara Center
  • Global Health Forum

Swarthmore Campus Groups

  • ARCS (Anti-Racism Coalition)
  • Dare 2 Soar
  • Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP)