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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 Maha Hassan, 2020 recipient of the Henry H. Stewart scholarship and Jaide Hinds-Clarke, 2020 James A. Sartain winner!

Faculty Highlights

  • Díaz-Barriga and Dorsey Awarded

    Miguel Díaz-Barriga, professor of anthropology, and Margaret E. Dorsey, associate professor of anthropology, received the Association of Latina/Latino Anthropologists Book Award for Fencing in Democracy: Border Walls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State.

  • Grollman Published

    Eric Grollman, associate professor of sociology, and J.E. Sumerau published Black Lives and Bathrooms: Racial and Gendered Reactions to Minority Rights Movements (Rowman & Littlefield).

  • Oware Interviewed

    Matthew Oware, professor of sociology, was recently interviewed on the Radikaal Podcast to discuss politics and rap music. Listen to the interview here.

  • Sweis Awarded

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology and global studies, was awarded the 2020 SERMEISS Academic Article or Book Chapter Prize in recognition of outstanding scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies for her article “Doctors with Borders: Hierarchies of Humanitarians and the Syrian Civil War.”

  • Husain Published

    Atiya Husain, assistant professor of sociology, published “Deracialization, Dissent, and Terrorism in the FBI’s Most Wanted Program” in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

  • Sweis Published

    Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology and global studies, published “Hospital Warzones: What Syrian and US Health Workers Now Share” in The Global Post.

  • Richards Interviewed

    Bedelia Nicola Richards was interviewed on the No Jargon podcast of the Scholar Strategy Network on "Creating Inclusive Campuses".

  • Sweis Published

    Rania Kassab Sweis, Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Studies, published DOCTORS WITH BORDERS: HIERARCHIES OF HUMANITARIANS AND THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR in the International Journal of Middle East Studies. 

  • UR Community Dives into Book about Flint Water Crisis This Summer

    Dr. Rania Sweis discusses her plans to use What the Eyes Don’t See in the classroom in the spring.

  • 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'.

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