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.
Professor Rena Zito and Elon student Colleen Fitzpatrick '17 presented their research at the North Carolina Sociological Association conference
Michael Messner, professor of sociology and gender studies at University of Southern California, will present "More Men: From Violence to Anti-Violence" in Whitley Auditorium at 7 p.m.
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.
Rena Zito, assistant professor of sociology, presented research at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Nov. 17-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Elon's Tom Arcaro, professor of sociology, draws from his research and recent book, "Aid Worker Voices," as he writes about the struggles that humanitarian aid workers are facing.
"Our Periclean Journey" dives deep into how the aid world works from partnerships to money and conflict resolution.
"Aid Worker Voices" by Tom Arcaro draws from survey responses from more than 1,000 aid workers stationed around the world.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university's highest honor upon five retired faculty and staff members for their meritorious service to the university.