Dr. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

  • Professor

Professor of Sociology Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur earned her B.A. in sociology from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. She teaches courses in law and society, research methods, and education that serve the sociology and justice studies programs here at Rhode Island College, and has also developed a general education course on higher education. Before coming to Rhode Island College, she taught at New York University, Queens College of the City University of New York, and Hamilton College.

Professor Arthur has published three books, Law and Justice Around the World (University of California 2020), Student Activism and Curricular Change in Higher Education (Ashgate 2011), and Social Change (Volume 7 in the Student Handbook to Sociology, Facts on File 2012), as well as a number of research articles and policy briefs on issues related to higher education. Professor Arthur is an active participant in the American Sociological Association, including serving as an Area Editor for TRAILS, the Teaching Resources and Innovations Library, for many years and editing several newsletters. Beyond the College, Professor Arthur likes to spend her time reading speculative fiction and visiting local farmers' markets and vegetarian restaurants.


B.A., Mount Holyoke College

M.A., New York University

Ph.D., New York University


JSTD 350 Topics
SOC 267 Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education
SOC 302 Social Research Methods
SOC 333/ANTH 333 Comparative Law and Justice
SOC 344 Race and Justice
SOC 404 Social Data Analysis
SOC 460 Senior Seminar in Sociology
SOC 501 Professional Writing in Justice Services
SOC 551 Topics in Criminology​