Christina Jackson is interested in not just studying people and society as an assistant professor of sociology at Stockton University, but wants to be be a positive change agent for her students and the community.
Jackson, 31, teaches here students in the power of arts for social change as a way to use art to build community and tell stories. She has participated in the Black Lives Matter chapter in Atlantic City and addressed issues ranging from domestic violence to housing.
“As an urban sociologist I want to make sure we are helping, not hurting,” she said. “I want my students to be involved in community engagement. We are part of the solution.”