Areas of Study
Social Theory, Culture, Education, Mass Media, Social Mobility, Gangs and Organized Crime, US/Mexico Border Region
Isaac Kimmel is a first-year graduate student in Sociology. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America (2016) and has a broad foundation in the liberal arts, which is sure to color his approach to social thought. Isaac has spent time as a missionary in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and as a teacher in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize. He was impressed by the importance and scarcity of education in both places. He hopes to return to Northern Mexico at some point in his academic and professional career.
Isaac also hopes to carry over his philosophical mindset into the study of sociology. He is convinced that a well-reasoned conception of the human person and his role in society is essential to comprehending the complexity of the social world, hence his interest in social theory.