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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 News

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.

Faculty Highlights

  • 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.

    Learn more.

  • New Book

    Elizabeth Ransom's latest book is Rural America in a Globalizing World: Problems and Prospects for the 2010's, which she co-edited for the Rural Sociological Society.

  • Ransom Appointment

    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.

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Contact Us

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: Jennifer Nourse
Administrative Coordinator: Diane Zotti