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Apr 7, 2024

Spring 2024 Department Newsletter

Click here to access the Spring 2024 Department of Sociology and Anthropology Newsletter. Dear NC State Sociology and Anthropology Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Supporters It is an exciting and vibrant time to be in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at NC State! This year we welcomed four new assistant professors and two new staff members to… 

Apr 4, 2024

Graduate Students Present at Annual Research Symposium

On April 3 2024, several Graduate Students from the department of Sociology and Anthropology presented their research at the 17th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Included in Graduate Appreciation Week activities, Graduate Students from across campus come together to share ideas and knowledge in their various fields at the annual event. In order to be included… 

Apr 2, 2024

Dr. April Fernandes to Present at the Denver Law Review’s Annual Symposium

Associate Professor of Sociology, Dr. April Fernandes, has been invited to give a presentation at the Denver Law Review’s Annual Symposium, being held April 12-13. The annual event is hosted at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Dr. Fernandes’s talk is entitled, “Perpetual Debt & Prison Pay-to-Stay,” and she will serve… 

Mar 25, 2024

Introducing the Fall 2024 Student Ambassador Team

The department's student ambassadors are a team of undergraduate student volunteers who help with student activities, new student recruitment and more. 

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Mar 6, 2024

What Drives ‘Drug-Induced Homicide’ Prosecutions in North Carolina?

A new study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jennifer Carroll finds the desire to reduce overdose deaths is spurring DIH prosecutions. However, the evidence suggests it may be harming public health. 

Mar 1, 2024

Black History Month – Celebrating Black Excellence in Our Department.

February is Black History Month, a contextually American occasion, where the accomplishments and achievements of Black people are celebrated. Once February has come and gone, we should still recognize the innovation and production that Black people have given globally.  I had the opportunity to interview Davion Washington Jr. and Professor of Sociology Marbella Hill for… 

Mar 1, 2024

Introducing the Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s New Department Head: Dr. Andrea Leverentz

Department heads are responsible for supporting  their department as educational units by helping to hire faculty, curriculum development, budgeting, student advising, and numerous other administrative functions. These responsibilities are necessary in ensuring that students receive a specially curated, best possible education at the University they attend.  The Department of Sociology and Anthropology recently welcomed our… 

Mar 1, 2024

Lessons Learned from Seniors Who Want to Help Students Enjoy the Ride!

Many students find themselves getting overwhelmed in college. Between classes, studying, and going through big life changes, it can all be a lot to deal with. It can be really easy to get stuck in a rut. The idea of several years spent studying and taking classes can seem stressful, and the end goal of… 

Mar 1, 2024

Engaging the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Community

We are excited to share with you the latest news and updates from your own Sociology and Anthropology Student Ambassadors! The Student Ambassadors are a group of undergraduate students who assist with student recruitment, mentoring, and involvement. As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we want to ensure that we are engaging with… 

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Mar 1, 2024

Undergraduate Research Opportunities at NC State and in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology!

Many great achievements have come from undergraduate research here at NC State. 14 students were selected to present their research at the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research and 1 student was able to present their research at the World Congress on Undergraduate Research. 43 students presented at the 2022 State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research…