The disciplines of sociology and anthropology describe the patterning, problems and prospects of human relationships. That is, they consider how and why people behave as they do, the implications of these patterns for other aspects of social life, and how new ways of living may be built and sustained. Sociology and anthropology have as their principal objective the development and sharing of knowledge about human societies and behavior.
Three members of Elon’s Class of 2018 and a recent alumna are among 10 Elon students selected for Fulbright awards this year — a record for the university.
Elon junior Lindsey Jordan ’19, of Mooresville, North Carolina, shares her passion for helping others thanks to the life-changing impact of her Honors Fellows scholarship. This is the first in a series of videos highlighting the impact of endowed scholarships at Elon.
Raj Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, presented his research at two regional sociology conferences this spring.
An Elon senior, an alumnus and a current staff member have each been selected for the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship program, which will support their work toward graduate degrees in STEM fields.
A recipient of Elon’s Leadership Prize, Perry Elyaderani is taking a three-pronged approach focused on better understanding the mental health issues college students grapple with and seeking to reduce the stigma many attach to mental health.
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, provides a guide to propensity score analysis in teenage childbearing research for a methods-focused publication.
Sociology major Jensen Collins ’18 won the North Carolina Sociological Association's Himes Student Paper Award and presented her research at its annual conference.
Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about the economic consequences of ending temporary protection status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants.
Raj Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, offered his insights to reporter Bob Buckley for a recent segment on when societies reach the point that they call for social change.
Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that white collar crimes are often overshadowed, despite their widespread impact.