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Sociology and Anthropology

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Sep 19, 2023

How Education, Work and Motherhood Shape Women’s Life ‘Pathways’

Researchers, including Associate Professor of Sociology Anna Manzoni, found seven “pathways” that illustrate the way major life events can have long-term ripple effects for women. 

May 5, 2023

Stephanie Jares Wins Jenny Chang Award

Stephanie Jares, director of academic advising in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was awarded the 2023 Jenny Chang Award for Outstanding Student Service. 

Sebastian Rios holds a white sign that reads "Juntos" in handwritten green letters and a red, black and white pennant that reads "Howling Success" in the other hand

May 3, 2023

Howling Success: Sebastian Rios

This month’s Howling Success is criminology student Sebastian Rios. Rios has mentored Latinx high school students, helped plan statewide and national conferences and more for NC State’s Juntos program. 

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Apr 24, 2023

What Makes Someone Likely to Be a First-Gen College Grad? Money.

Sociology professor Anna Manzoni is first author on the study that highlights the challenges facing young people who want to attend college, as well as how difficult it is for individuals to move up the socioeconomic ladder. 

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Mar 28, 2023

Andrea M. Leverentz Named Department Head for Sociology and Anthropology

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has named Andrea M. Leverentz Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, effective July 1. 

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Mar 1, 2023

Study Finds Parents Serve as a Safety Net as Grown Kids Navigate the Workforce

The study highlights the challenges facing young adults who do not have access to parental support. 

Dec 16, 2022

Sociology and Anthropology Head Troy Case Retires

After nearly 20 years in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Troy Case is retiring, effective Jan. 1, 2023. 

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Feb 10, 2022

Study Finds Unexpected Benefits of ‘Drug Checking’ Programs

A study from NC State anthropologist Jennifer Carroll finds that public health programs were able to reach people who would otherwise not access services such as HIV testing. 

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Oct 5, 2021

Museum Exhibits Technician Jill Brown Marries Sociology Background with Science, Nature

NC State alumna Jill Brown discusses studying sociology, displaying science and nature through interactive exhibits, caring for native NC wildlife and more. 

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Sep 9, 2021

One Way Some Drug Prosecutions May Be Hurting Public Health

A new study suggests "drug-induced homicide" laws can exacerbate public health problems. Jennifer Carroll, an assistant professor of medical anthropology at NC State, explains the concerns.