Wolfpack Writers: Sarah Bowen
We caught up with sociology professor Sarah Bowen to learn more about her book "Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]