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.
The Sociology Department is seeking applications for a summer research fellow to evaluate the UR Safe Zone program. Read the job description, and contact Dr. Grollman for details.
Congratulations 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
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
Senior explores educational inequalities through civic engagement partnership
Bonner Scholar combines service and public-policy research to advance child well-being
Sociology Capstone Projects
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- The effervescent Cristina Meehan (class of 2014) stopped by the department to visit with Dr. Nourse and Diane Zotti. She was on campus for the HPAC medical school interview. When not salsa dancing, Cristina researches lipodystrophy a rare form of diabetes at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. She's hoping to attend medical school..Harvard..perhaps..in a M.D., Ph.D. program. We miss you Cristina!
- For Anthropology students in their Junior or Senior year~
- Congratulations to Dr. Jan French who 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."
- Here are Drs. Ransom and Treonis with their SSIR students at a banana farm and processing facility in Belize. The students began their trip in Southern Belize and spent fours days moving north in the country, meeting with farmers and indigenous peoples and experiencing the rich natural resources of Belize.
- Summer research opportunity -- Under the supervision of Dr. Grollman, and with resources and support from the Office of Common Ground, the Safe Zone research fellow will develop a tool to assess the impact and effectiveness of the Safe Zone program. This is a great opportunity for students to put research into action in order to make a difference on campus. Visit SpiderConnect, UR's online recruiting database, for more information: https://tinyurl.com/SafeZoneResearchApp.
- Have you written a thesis or research paper? Consider presenting it at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Chicago!
- Spiders for Spiders - a new bystander intervention campaign on campus.
- Is sociology relevant to shaping public policy?
- Students of Dr. Joseph Obi's SOC 401 Capstone at their last class. Dr. Obi is quite fond of this group of students and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors!
- TODAY: Reflections on Ferguson (organized by UR's Black Student Alliance); 4:30pm-6:30pm in the International Center Commons. #BlackLivesMatter
- ANTH 211 Ethnographic Methods - last class! The students of Dr. Rania Sweis presented their original ethnographic research projects and enjoyed plenty of food and good cheer to end the semester!
- Dr. Elizabeth Ransom has been appointed by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences to a committee to produce an early 2016 report on Genetically Engineered Crops. This is a great honor, congratulations, Dr. Ransom! We are very proud!
- Reflections on anthropology as a discipline.