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Tag: Sociology and Anthropology

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Jun 17, 2020

Troy Case Named Head, Sociology and Anthropology

NC State’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology will welcome Troy Case as head, effective July 1, 2020. 

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Apr 20, 2020

Katherine Haddock (Sociology, International Studies ’13) Helps Others Secure Their Future

Hear how sociology and international studies alumna Katherine Haddock is giving back to her community as an immigration lawyer. 

cover of "A Good Neighborhood"

Apr 7, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Therese Anne Fowler

We caught up with sociology and English alumna Therese Anne Fowler to learn more about her novel "A Good Neighborhood." 

cover of "Pressure Cooker" book

Feb 4, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Sarah Bowen

We caught up with sociology professor Sarah Bowen to learn more about her book "Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It." 

May 1, 2017

The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires

As social media has proliferated, employers have increasingly been using online information to evaluate job candidates. Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at NC State who studies social networks and labor markets, takes a look at the practice and potential problems of social media as a new employee evaluation tool. 

Aug 29, 2016

‘Contested Tastes’ Shines Light on Politics of Foie Gras

NC State sociologist Michaela DeSoucey captures arguments for and against foie gras, why they matter and what they mean in "Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food" (Princeton University Press). Shining a light on multiple issues that comprise the charged debate, DeSoucey reveals the political systems and moral arguments that increasingly influence food and taste. 

Aug 24, 2016

Alum’s Pack2Pack Project Connects Those in Need with Household Goods

An alumna's sustainability project is helping connect hundreds of students with lightly used furniture and household items. 

Jul 27, 2016

Alum Bridges Language Differences in Des Moines Hospitals

A love for Spanish and desire to connect with others brought sociology and Spanish alum John Redlin to his current occupation as a Spanish language interpreter for major hospitals in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Jul 25, 2016

Study: Young Adults Have Various Levels of ‘Independence’

New research from an NC State sociologist finds that the concept of being either dependent or independent doesn’t apply to almost half of young adults in the United States. Instead, the study finds that young adults can fall into any of four categories that span the spectrum from full independence to being wholly dependent on parents. 

May 19, 2016

Study: Eye-Socket Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread

Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past. However, new research from NC State and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still exists, but is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.