Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala
NC State’s Ethnographic Field School teaches students about the environmental, socio-economic and cultural impacts of tourism for a quarter century. The program, located in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, gives participants the opportunity to conduct independent research and gain cultural competency in an increasingly global […]
NC State Students Excavate Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus
In May and June of 2018, a group of 15 NC State undergraduates traveled to the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean to take part in an archaeological field school. Directed by NC State faculty Dr. Kathryn Grossman (Sociology […]
Faculty Profile: Dr. Sinikka Elliott
Note: This interview was conducted in February 2016. It is being shared now in honor of Dr. Elliott’s departure from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology after 9 years of teaching, engagement, and service at North Carolina State University. She […]
12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium
Several graduate students from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology presented at the 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium on March 22nd, 2017. Deniza Mulaj (below), graduating with her master’s degree in anthropology in May 2017, won 2nd place in the Social […]
Just Mercy: Bryan Stevenson Speaks to NC State
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is the 2016 Common Reading Selection for NC State, and is required reading for incoming undergraduate students in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Written by Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive […]
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change
Archaeologists have long been concerned about the effects of past climactic events, especially how these events may have influenced human decision-making processes.
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Anna Manzoni
In this interview, we meet Dr. Anna Manzoni and discuss her research in social stratification in labor markets.
As Go the Tropics …
Alumna Sandra Harding (Ph.D., Sociology ’94) asks a deceptively simple question: “Is life in the Tropics getting better?” But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of that question: her quest for the answer, and her leadership as an economic sociologist, stand to change the world. Harding, vice chancellor and president of Australia’s James Cook University, chairs the State of the Tropics, a first-of-its-kind partnership with 12 research institutions around the globe.
The Independent Variable: ASA’s Spring Edition
Looking for a summer read that’s both informative and entertaining? Well, look no further than the Spring 2015 edition of The Independent Variable, the American Sociological Association (ASA) undergraduate newsletter. The newsletter’s goal is to connect ASA to sociology majors […]
The End of Consensus
Dr. Toby Parcel discusses her new book, The End of Consensus, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Taylor.