Sociology

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.

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.

Aug 31, 2015

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Anna Manzoni

In this interview, we meet Dr. Anna Manzoni and discuss her research in social stratification in labor markets.

Jun 2, 2015

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.

May 20, 2015

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. […]

Apr 22, 2015

The End of Consensus

Dr. Toby Parcel discusses her new book, The End of Consensus, co-authored with Dr. Andrew Taylor.