​Castel ​Sweet

Contact Information

Curriculum Vita

​Castel ​Sweet

Coordinator, Community Engaged Learning and Scholarship

  • Staff

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Louisiana State University
  • M.A. in Sociology, Louisiana State University
  • B.S. in Criminology, Hampton University

Research Interests

  • Community engagement
  • Culture
  • Race

Selected Publications

Sweet, Castel and Sarah Becker. 2016. "'Trying to build the community' : An Exploration of the Social Impacts of Louisiana Urban Community Gardens." Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.

Jackson, Melinda; Castel Sweet and Dari Green. 2016. "The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Black Women: Understanding Women's Fear through an Intersectional Lens." In After the Storm: Militarization, Occupation, and Segregation in Post-Karina America edited by Lori Latrice Martin, Hayward Horton, and Kenneth Fasching-Varner. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.

Selected Presentations

Jackson, Melinda, Castel Sweet. The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Black Women: Understanding Women's Fear through an Intersectional Lens. Paper Presentation at Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, August 2015, Chicago, Il.

Sweet, Castel and Sarah Becker. "'Just Want to See You Shine, Son' : Hip-Hop and Rap Artists" Performance as Natural Mentors. Paper Presentation at Popular Cultural Association/American Cultural Association, April 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Sweet, Castel. Studio Revolutionary, On-the-ground Activist, and/or Natural Mentor: Hip-Hop/Rap Artists Pursuit to be a Catalyst for Social Change. Paper Presentation at Wiley College's Second Annual Scholars of the Culture Conference, March 2015, Marshall, TX.

Jackson, Melinda and Castel Sweet. The Anonymous Intersections of Gender, Race, Class and Fear in Black Baton Rouge in the 21st Era. Paper Presentation at Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, March 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Sweet, Castel. LSU/Loyola University Leadership Exchange 2014: HIV/AIDS. Poster Presentation at LSU's Live Gold Leadership Conference, November 2014, Baton Rouge, LA.

Sweet, Castel and Sarah Becker. Hip-Hop/Rap Artists' Approach to Community Engagement: Physical Activism and/or Verbal Stimulation. Poster Presentation at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, November 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Sweet, Castel and Sarah Becker. Hip-Hop/Rap Artists' Conceptions of "Community" : Physical/Symbolic Spaces and Local Activism. Paper Presentation at the Rural Sociological Society Annual Conference, July 2014, New Orleans, LA.

Sweet, Castel and Elizabeth Hoffman. Law and the Lactating Worker. Poster Presentation at the CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program Conference, July 2011, Columbus, OH.