Sociology and Anthropology

May 30, 2017

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 […]

Mar 27, 2017

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 […]

Aug 31, 2016

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 […]

Feb 4, 2016 | NC State News

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.

Jan 22, 2016

Brett Lehman on Bullying – Why GPA Matters

Brett Lehman, post-doctoral teaching scholar for the department of sociology and anthropology at NC State, is questioning the assumptions around bullying in American schools on a large-scale, using his research […]

Jan 20, 2016 | WalletHub

The Most Caring Cities of 2015

Martha Crowley, associate professor of sociology at NC State, is an expert on the most caring cities in the United States, and Durham, NC holds the number 15 spot on […]

Dec 3, 2015

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.

Dec 2, 2015

Study: Young Adults from Wealthier Backgrounds More Likely to Rely on Parents

An NC State sociologist's research finds that more than 40 percent of young adults no longer live with their parents, but still receive financial support from mom and dad — a finding that's particularly true for grown children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds.

Oct 28, 2015

Dean’s Scholar program expands

Aspiring to be osteoarchaeologists, federal prosecutors and museum curators, the latest cohort of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Scholars have big plans for the future. Thanks to contributions from college donors, the seven recipients of this year’s Dean’s Scholar Award can also plan on being something else — experiential learners.

Sep 21, 2015

Tequila, Mezcal and Social Science: a Q&A with Sarah Bowen

Sarah Bowen knows a lot about tequila and mezcal. Her new book, Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production, explores the complex web of relationships – from farmers to bartenders – involved in transforming agave plants grown in Mexico into high-end spirits and cocktails consumed around the world.