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.
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.
Sociology major Jensen Collins ’18 traveled to the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting to present research and participate in the ASA Honors Program in Montréal, Canada.
Three sociology professors presented their research at two recent conferences in Montreal.
Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, offered insights into how new mothers approach breastfeeding.
Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, offered her insights about new mothers sharing breast milk.
Sarah Holdren '18 is participating in the Harvard University School of Public Health's Multidiscipinary International Research Training program in Ethiopia.
Anthropological archaeologist Rissa Trachman presented at the Society for American Archaeology's 82nd Annual Meeting in Vancouver.