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.
Anthropological archaeologist Rissa Trachman presented at the Society for American Archaeology's 82nd Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
Rena Zito, Alexis Franzese and Raj Ghoshal, assistant professors of sociology, presented research and organized sessions at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society.
Aunchalee Palmquist, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, traveled to New York recently to present at the United Nations 61st Session on the Commission on the Status of Women.
The Honors student and anthropology major won top honors for his research of Quechua myths in Peru.
Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society celebrates successful completion of inaugural scholarly meeting
Professors Raj Ghoshal and Katherine Johnson facilitated a student discussion of Peter Singer's "The Life You Can Save: Doing Your Part to End World Poverty," as the inaugural Read On Elon event.
Professor Rena Zito and Elon student Colleen Fitzpatrick '17 presented their research at the North Carolina Sociological Association conference
During winter 2017, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty partnered to educate students on sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking and women offenders and to collaborate with community organizations. Outreach activities were supported by a Health Promotion Mini-Grant and the CAS Small Enhancement Grant.
The article on Romper featured research by Elon's Aunchalee Palmquist and Kirstie Doehler about the online sharing of breast milk.
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, and co-author Stacy De Coster of N.C. State University have published a chapter on life-course offending in Preventing Crime and Violence.