Lisa Anderson-Levy encourages students to apply theoretical frameworks they learn in her classes to their lives and social worlds beyond the campus.
Working for social justice, equity, and change
What is your dream career?
Like Patrick Fraser’17, it might start with a first-year seminar on the U.S. war on terrorism, continue with an internship at Mothers at Risk in Brussels, Belgium, turn into winning a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Malaysia, and then lead to working as a civil rights advocate at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont.
Or you might take your experience advocating for transgender rights on campus to the Iowa statehouse, fighting for healthcare equality like Tobias Gurl’12.
Or your time at Beloit working at the nearby Winnebago County Public Defender’s Office might launch a legal career with the Bronx Defenders, serving low-income Bronx residents in criminal, civil, child welfare, and immigration cases, like Harvard-educated criminal defense lawyer Ruth Hamilton’07.
Chart your own path
With support from professors, staff, and alumni mentors, you can take advantage of all Beloit has to offer. Courses that spark your passions, resources found only at Beloit, and internships and study opportunities across the globe are your stepping stones.
Your new professional network
Beloit’s long-standing commitment to human rights and social justice provides students with a wide variety of alumni and friends across the world. From embassies to the State Department to non-profits to grad programs, Beloiters around the world are here to guide and support you.
Justice & Rights
Justice & Rights
Elizabeth Brewer helps students find domestic and international study abroad opportunities that will allow them to both broaden and deepen their interests in human rights and social justice.
Daniel Brückenhaus studies how both prominent anti-colonial leaders and grass-roots members of anti-colonial movements used laughter as a form of resistance.
Atiera Coleman uses an asset-based approach to promote equity for all members of the college community through fostering an inclusive campus climate and enhancing the understanding and connections within diverse communities.
Michael Dango and his students examine contemporary art, media, and literature to see how people are developing frameworks for making sense of urgent political, social, and environmental questions.
A political scientist with an international relations focus, human rights figure largely in Beth Dougherty’s research, teaching, and college service.
Political scientist Rachel Ellett studies comparative judicial policies, rule of law development, gender and judging, and lawyers and the state in sub-Saharan Africa.
Kate Johnston encourages students to consider the ways that inequities in the past influence our present and future.
Celebrating the 19th Amendment by studying Beloit women’s history
“Working under the guidance and support of the BHS I have been able to solidify my interest in museum work and the nonprofit sector.”
Hispanic Cultures, Human Rights, and Careers
Alumnae visit Professor Sylvia López’s “Human Rights and Hispanic Cultures” to talk about pursuing fulfilling careers and living impactful lives after Beloit.more
Acting Up in 2020
Superior Murphy’21, Students for an Inclusive Campus (SIC) chair, reflects on the anti-racism work she and other SIC members engaged in over summer 2020.