Author and sociologist Dr. Joseph Ewoodzie will discuss "Getting Something to Eat in Jackson and Other Stories of Our Social World" in an “I Am Oz” Diversity Speakers Series presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Marano Campus Center auditorium (Room 132) at SUNY Oswego.

The talk is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Ewoodzie is an assistant professor of sociology at Davidson College in North Carolina. He will give a wide-ranging talk that includes topics such as food choice and availability in African American communities to how marginalized communities interact with the world.   

Following his talk, Ewoodzie will sign copies of his most recent book, "Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip Hop's Early Years."

“In my work, I use qualitative methods to examine how marginalized populations in urban locales make sense of inequalities in their everyday lives,” Ewoodzie said in his online biography. “I investigate how they interpret their social selves and order their relationships; how they create, maintain and transform social and symbolic boundaries; and how boundaries constrain and enable their lives.”

SUNY Oswego’s "I Am Oz" Diversity Speaker Series began in 2014 as a way to create awareness of the many perspectives, experiences and issues that impact communities.

For more information about this presentation or the “I Am Oz” series, email or call 315-312-5483.

Prior to the event, the college’s Habitat for Humanity student organization will sponsor its annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet at 5 p.m. in the Marano Campus Center food court. The event features a meal that provides insight into inequality and global poverty. For more information about this event, email