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The Department of Sociology & Anthropology combines the study of people and cultures and produces students who are not only aware of the history and significance of humankind but who are also cognizant of how our actions impact the world in which we live.

Department NewsCongratulations to visiting professor Richard Cimino, on the publication of two new books this fall, Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America and Mystical Science and Practical Religion Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh Discourse on Science and Technology.

Grace Leonard, '12, and David Davenport,'13, had papers published in the Journal of Undergraduate Ethnography.

Faculty Highlights

  • Grollman Article

    Dr. Eric Grollman coauthored article in September issue of Sociological Forum journal, “The Social Costs of Gender Nonconformity for Transgender Adults: Implications for Discrimination and Health.”

  • French Receives Research Grant

    Dr. Jan French was awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society. The grant is in recognition of French’s project, “ Criminal Responsibility of Indigenous People in Brazil: Reconciling Judicial Action and Anthropological Knowledge.”

  • Ransom Receives Grant

    Dr. Elizabeth Ransom was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for her research project, "Women’s Empowerment, Food Security and Farm Productivity.."

  • Professor recognized for dissertation

    Sociology professor Eric Anthony Grollman recently was honored with the Best Dissertation Award in Mental Health by the American Sociological Association.

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Mailing Address:
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
302 Weinstein Hall
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8067
Fax: (804) 287-1278

Department Chair: Jan Hoffman French
Administrative Coordinator: Diane Zotti