Sociology and Anthropology

Aug 14, 2018  |  Humanities and Social Sciences News

Anthropology Major Spends Summer at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History

Working as a summer anthropology intern at the American Museum of Natural History, NC State anthropology major Colin Gravelle has researched and written about some unique objects.

Jun 25, 2018  |  Global Education in Guatemala

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.

Jun 25, 2018  |  NC State Students Excavate Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus

NC State Students Excavate Prehistoric Settlement in Cyprus

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.

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 teaching, engagement, and service at North Carolina State University. She […]

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.

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 & Social Sciences. Written by Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive […]

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 to shed light on the roots of bullying and what […]

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 the list. What makes a city qualify as “caring?” Martha […]

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.