Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Department of Sociology & Anthropology

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.

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Department News

Congratulations to Kaelyn Simone Reid, recipient of the 2023 James A. Sartain award!


Sociology Major Awarded Dr. Tinina Q. Cade Scholarship

Chloe Goode, a sophomore from Henrico, is the first recipient of the Dr. Tinina Q. Cade Scholarship. “I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of this scholarship,” Goode said. “This honor only further drives home the reason I chose this school, the amount of support that is offered to advance personal, professional, and academic enrichment. This scholarship will help bridge the financial gap between me being able to take advantage of those opportunities for development.”

Deborwah Faulk awarded National Fellowship

Deborwah Faulk, assistant professor of sociology and Africana studies at the University of Richmond, has been awarded a 2023–24 Innovations in Pedagogy and Teaching Fellowship by The HistoryMakers.

Fellowship recipients receive a $7,500 award and the opportunity to demonstrate how faculty can creatively incorporate The HistoryMakers archive — the largest video oral history archive of the Black experience in the country into their classroom.

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Faculty Highlights

Dr. Jeffrey Hass
Hass Awarded

Jeffrey Hass, professor of sociology, received the 2023 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Society for his book Wartime Suffering and Survival. Learn more.

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Dr. Matthew Oware
Oware Published

Matthew Oware, Irving May Professor of Human Relations, published the chapter "Battle Rap: An Exploration of Competitive Rhyming in Hip Hop" in: African Battle Traditions of Insult. African Histories and Modernities.

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Dr. Rania Kassab Sweis
Sweis Awarded

Rania Kassab Sweis, associate professor of anthropology, delivered a lecture on her research and book Paradoxes of Care Children and Global Medical Aid in Egypt at the Yale MacMillan Center's Council on Middle East Studies.

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Dr. Jeffrey Hass
Hass Promoted

Jeffrey Hass was promoted to professor of sociology. Dr. Hass' research explores social change, economic and political sociology, and power and culture in Russia.

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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.

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: Dr. Jeffrey Hass
Administrative Coordinator: Diane Zotti