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Sociology and Anthropology

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. 

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Aug 3, 2021

Views on School Assignments, Diversity Are Similar – Even in Cities with Segregated Schools

NC State sociologists explore the views of adults in five Southern cities. 

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Apr 23, 2021

Study Shows Education Is Not Enough to Overcome Inequality

New research from NC State sociologist Anna Manzoni finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement —particularly for men. 

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Mar 8, 2021

Study Highlights Pitfalls Associated With ‘Cybervetting’ Job Candidates

NC State sociologists find that so-called “cybervetting” almost certainly introduces bias and moral judgment into the hiring process. 

From left: April Gonzalez, Janiya "Starr" Gibens, and Kendall Griffith

Aug 18, 2020

Three Students Awarded First Angela C. Caraway Scholarships

Hear more from Humanities and Social Sciences students Janiya "Starr" Gibens and Kendall Griffith. 

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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.