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 […]
Research seeks answers to black lung resurgence
For some, the words “black lung” may stir thoughts of an antiquated disease. However, after cases among miners dropped from nearly 30 percent to 3 percent between 1969 and 1999, recent research shows that trend reversing in central Appalachia. NC State doctoral student Aysha Bodenhamer aims to find out what’s led to the resurgence and what miners, their families and the industry are doing about it.
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.
Student Profile: Marlaina Maddux
Marlaina Maddux, 2014 alumnus in Sociology, discussed her studies at NC State and the internship that led her to a full-time position as a campaign organizer for Environment Georgia.
Dr. Joseph Gingerich Helps Retrieve New Smithsonian Institution Collection
Dr. Joseph Gingerich, teaching scholar at North Carolina State University, took part in the collection of approximately 14,520 prehistoric artifacts for the Smithsonian Institution.
November Student of the Month
Spechel Wooten is a senior with majors in anthropology and criminology, and a minor in forensic science. She has interned with the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and NC State's CSLEPS. She has worked on campus for University Housing and University Conference Services. She intends to apply to law school after graduation in December 2014.