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.
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.
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, spoke with the Burlington Times-News about research on sexual harassment and assault.
The chapter is part of the book "The African Metropolis: Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City."
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, published a chapter on the sociology of deviance in Sociology in Action.
Professor of Sociology Tom Arcaro writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that advances in artificial intelligence require regulation.
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, examined how gendered employment dynamics influence coercion and physical violence in intimate relationships.
Raj Andrew Ghoshal, assistant professor of sociology, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate that Confederate monuments have failed in accurately reflecting history and as moral symbols.