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Tag: sociology

Mar 13, 2018

Homeless Women Say ‘Me Too,’ But No One Listens

In this guest column for the Huffington Post, NC State sociology doctoral candidate Mari Kate Mycek turns our attention to women experiencing homelessness — and sexual assault and harassment. Mycek's research focuses on the intersections of food, inequality and community development. 

Feb 26, 2018

Global Storyteller: Sinthia Shabnam

NC State's Office of Global Engagement recently caught up with Sinthia Shabnam, a junior double-majoring in sociology and political science. Learn more about Shabnam's experiences traveling abroad.  

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Aug 30, 2017

Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF

Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years. 

Jun 30, 2017

Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers

Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there are a lot of gray area. Steve McDonald, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at NC State, featured. 

May 17, 2017

Report: Increasing Monetary Penalties in Justice System May Cost Taxpayers

Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in. 

May 5, 2017

How Risky Are Today’s Student Loans?

Curious about how risky today’s student loans are — and who is most likely to use them — sociology doctoral student Hannah McQueen created her own measure to study a nationally-representative sample of student loan records. 

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. 

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Mar 20, 2017

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources. 

Nov 28, 2016

Parenting Influences Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help

In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from NC State and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies — but that public policies can make a difference. 

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.