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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

Congratulations to Jennifer Munnings, 2019 recipient of the Henry H. Stewart scholarship and Jacob Roberson, 2019 James A. Sartain winner!

Faculty Highlights

  • Richards Published Dr. Bedelia Richards published a chapter entitled 'Faculty Assessments as Tools of Oppression: A Black Woman's Reflections on (Colorblind) Racism in the Academy'.
  • Jan French inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa

    Dr. Jan French has been inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. The award recognizes her excellence in teaching and contributions to anthropology in developing future leaders.

  • Global Health

    Rania Kassab Sweis is an anthropologist whose ethnographic research traces the long term social effects of international aid and global health interventions with vulnerable populations. She can also speak to the ways in which young people in vulnerable populations consume, negotiate, and reconstitute global health care in specific ways.

  • French Named Distinguished Educator

    Anthropology professor Jan French was named a 2018 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator.

  • Husain Article

    Sociology professor Atiya Husain published "Are Jews white?" in Slate.

  • Grollman Book

    Sociology professor Eric Grollman recently published the book Counternarratives from Women of Color Academics.

  • Grollman Articles

    Dr. Eric Grollman published “Sexual Orientation Differences in Whites’ Racial Attitudes,” in Sociological Forum and “Americans’ Gender Attitudes at the Intersection of Sexual Orientation and Gender,” in the Journal of Homosexuality.

  • Grollman Article

    Dr. Eric Grollman, with Nao Hagiwara, published "Measuring Self-Reported Discrimination: Trends in Question Wording Used in Publicly Accessible Datasets”  in Social Currents.

  • Sweis Articles and Chapter

    Dr. Rania Sweis recently published the article "Security and the Traumatized Street Child: How Gender Shapes International Psychiatric Aid in Cairo" in the journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly; the article "Children as Biological Sufferers: The Paradox of International Medical Aid for Homeless Children in Cairo," in the journal Childhood; and the book chapter titled "Do Muslim Village Girls Need Saving? Critical Reflections on Gender and the Suffering Child in International Aid" in the forthcoming book, The Status of Women and Girls: A Global Perspective (Lexington Books).

  • Richards Article

    Dr. Bedelia Richards recently published "Tracking and Racialization in Schools" in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Scholarship Repository Readership

The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from sociology and anthropology faculty are being read around the globe.

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Contact Us

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

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

Department Chair: Miguel Diaz-Barriga
Administrative Coordinator: Diane Zotti