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.
Congratulations to Dionna Gandy,'16, winner of this year's Sartain award, and Cassandra Ceballos, '17, recipient of this year's Stewart Scholarship.
Congratulations to Dr. Jan French on receiving the Epsilon Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Faculty Member of the Year Award!
- Grollman Article
Dr. Eric Grollman coauthored an article in the Sociological Forum journal, “The Social Costs of Gender Nonconformity for Transgender Adults: Implications for Discrimination and Health.” His research was profiled on GAYRVA.COM.
- 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.
Scholar-athlete gives back to her Northside Richmond neighborhood through class and volunteer work
Bonner Scholar uses her Bonner summer of service and a Civic Fellowship to explore climate change in the South Pacific
A yearlong SSIR, two internships, and a summer of research on modern-day slavery helped focus Remi Pomaranski's interests in human rights
As a court-appointed special advocate, Katie Presson will represent children whose needs she understands very personally
Football player encourages Richmond kids to pursue athletic and academic aspirations
Burhans Civic Fellow reflects on her internship with a New York City Head Start program
A balance of classroom learning and community engagement informs senior's study of anthropology
I Choose Openness
Finalist for Creative Short Category:“I Choose Openness” Thamine Nayeem, University of Richmond, IES Abroad Rabat, Fall 2015 2016 RABAT Film Festival Finalist
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- Congratulations! to Kiara Lee, sociology major, class of 2012 who made Style Weekly's " The Top 40 under 40" inspiring young leaders who bring Richmond to life. (October 19th issue) http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/kiara-lee-26/Content?oid=2374242
- Dr. Jan French with summer fellowship mentees, Ren Mitchell and Sara Rikalo at the Bonner Center's Civic Fellows Symposium on September 20. Ren's internship was with Pathways, Petersburg, VA and Sara's was at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
- Medical Anthropologists, Drs. Jennifer Nourse and Rania Sweis with Dr. Paul Farmer, keynote speaker for the 2016 Weinstein-Rosenthal Forum, last evening. Dr. Farmer, an esteemed global humanitarian, medical anthropologist, physician, and co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH) spoke about the organization’s advocacy activities for the sick and the poor in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Russia and Haiti. Of special note and much pride was PIH’s new hospital, “Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti’s Central Plateau. http://www.pih.org/
- Dr. Elizabeth Ransom participated in a faculty panel discussion on “Food Security for our Planet” on Friday, September 23, part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science Symposium (HHMI). Rounding out the panel were Dr. Amy Treonis, biology, Cassandra Ceballos, ’17, sociology major, and guest speaker David Hughes from Pennsylvania State University. The central theme was food sustainability with Dr. Ransom discussing her research in Uganda, Ceballos her work in the Caribbean and Dr. Hughes introducing audience members to his online forum PlantVillage. https://www.plantvillage.org/
- On Friday, September 16, Drs. Jan French and Andy Spalding led a Brown Bag Discussion on Brazil highlighting the country’s race relations, corruption and the after-effects of the Rio Olympics. Their talk was followed by an engaged Q&A focusing on the Brazilian Ministério Públio and the impeachment of country’s 36th president, Dilma Rousseff.
- Congratulations!!! Dr. Jan French has been chosen to be the speaker for the fifth University of Richmond Last Lecture Series on November 7, 2016! https://orgsync.com/53557/events/1570286/occurrences/3634795
- CC Carreras (CJ, '16) response to the university's statement.
- An account of rape at University of Richmond by alum CC Carreras (Criminal Justice, '16).
- Additional congrats to Thamine for being featured on the Fall 2016 cover of Forum Magazine! As soon as there is a link we'll put it up! Congratulations to Thamine Nayeem, Sociology minor! Her film, " I Choose Openness" has been chosen as a finalist in Creative Short Category at the IES Study Abroad Film Festival 2016! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oORv3iZr_Yg
- Remi Pomaranski, outgoing president of Epsilon Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society presented Dr. Jan French with the O∆K Faculty Member of the Year award at the end-of-year University Faculty Meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016.
- Epsilon Circle of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society selects Dr. Jan French to receive the O∆K Faculty Member of the Year award.
- The 31st Annual Student Symposium was held Friday, April 15, 2016. Natasha Shannon, mentored by Dr. Rania Sweis, presented her research, " Tea and TB: Bedouins in Jordan, Healthcare, and a Fifty-Year Mission." Molly Rossi presented her paper, "The Beautiful Minds: Exploring the Healing Potential of Self-Reflexive Art in Facing a Campus Community's Mental Health Crisis" and was mentored by Drs. Jan French and Elizabeth Outka.
- Jobs in Anthropology today..http://onforb.es/1pgPu82