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, 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.
Swimmer Kelsi Worrell, the daughter of Bob Worrell '89 and Erica Faison Worrell '90, and niece of Dann Worrell '90, was a member of the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team.
The recent article in the American Journal of Play by Professor Thomas Henricks follows his 2015 book, "Play and the Human Condition."
The sociology professor used nationally-representative data to examine the impact of teenage motherhood on transformations in life satisfaction, self-worth, and orientations towards the future, relationships and risk.
Rissa Trachman, chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department, presented at the Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium this summer regarding her research at the ancient Maya site of Dos Hombres in northwestern Belize.