Research Questions Longstanding Forensic ID Technique
A recent study from NC State forensic anthropologists found that even forensic experts have a hard time making a positive identification of human remains based on the shape of a person’s skull. Specifically, only 56 percent of forensic anthropology Ph.D.s […]
Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent/Child Relationships
Research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology indicates that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent behaviors. In some circumstances, though, an unconventional work schedule can be a benefit for children.
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Sasha Newell
Assistant Professor Sasha Newell discusses his teaching, his research in sociocultural anthropology, and his recent book, The Modernity Bluff.
A Circus Life
As a CHASS student in the 1970s, Bill Allen says his professors inspired him to travel the world trying to solve ecological problems. His wanderlust eventually turned to circus love. Allen is the executive director and producer for Cirque de la Symphonie, a performance company he co-founded in 2005 that blends the European circus tradition with symphony performances.
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Chelsey Juarez
We pride ourselves on the research coming out of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Our faculty have contributed to the breadth and depth of the discourse in their research areas. Ranging from political economy to craniofacial growth, those research […]
In the Media: Dr. Toby Parcel
Dr. Toby Parcel's research is featured in a PBS report on parental involvement in student academic achievement.
CHASS 101 Opens Doors and Minds
Knowing where you are, where you fit in and the community’s expectations of you: it all matters. Even more so when you are a freshman entering a campus of more than 34,000 students. CHASS 101 offers an orientation to the culture, resources, research methods, and interdisciplinarity of our unique college.
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Stefano B. Longo
Stefano B. Longo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, discusses his teaching and his research in environmental sociology.
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Tom Shriver
Tom Shriver, Associate Professor of Sociology, discusses his teaching and his domestic and international research in environmental sociology.
Face-to-Face: Skull Study Shows Variation of Pre-Columbian Cultures in Mexico
NC State forensic anthropologists have discovered that there were clear differences between indigenous peoples long before Europeans or Africans arrived in what is now Mexico. Their analysis of prehistoric peoples reveals significant regional variation. Contrary to long-held beliefs, all native peoples did not look alike.