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Sociology and Anthropology

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… 

Students walk across NC State's court of north carolina

Nov 27, 2023

Meet our Transfer Students!

Every academic year, NC State receives more than 1,000 transfer students from all over the nation and overseas. These students come to NC State looking to receive one of the best public educations in the country and become a part of the Wolfpack. Many of them go to community college in-state and receive their transfer degrees before… 

A student uses a telescope inside an anthropology lab

Nov 27, 2023

Exploring the World of an Anthropology Major!

Anthropology is understood by many as studying rocks and dinosaurs in hot deserts like Indiana Jones, but what if Anthropology is more than that? Of course archaeology is important to the study of Anthropology, but what if I told you that there are three main subfields of Anthropology that you can focus on here at… 

Nov 27, 2023


Most people know the Bell Tower as a symbol of NC State. It is an iconic emblem, especially after a game when we “Light it Red.” But the meaning and history of the Bell Tower goes far beyond this tradition.  The resident expert on all things Bell Tower is Dr. Tom Stafford -as in Stafford Commons-… 

four young adults of different racial backgrounds stand together wearing masks that cover their nose and mouth.

Nov 20, 2023

Why the COVID Pandemic Hit Non-White Americans the Hardest

There was a stark difference in the percentage of non-white Americans who died in the first year of the COVID pandemic compared to white Americans. A new book authored and co-edited by professor of sociology Melvin Thomas explains why. 

student examines bone in lab

Oct 25, 2023

Class Recommendations for Upcoming Spring Registration From Our Students

Department of Sociology and Anthropology students give class recommendations for their peers. 

The 1911 building on the Court of North Carolina.

Oct 25, 2023

CHASS New Student Welcome Week – Meet Our New Students!

New students share their thoughts about why they chose NC State and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 

Oct 25, 2023

Career Paths and Experiences of Sociology Majors

There is a wide array of careers for sociology majors. Assistant teaching professor of sociology Jim Yocom and sociology and anthropology student Alex Soto share their thoughts. 

Students stroll through the Court of North Carolina on a warm spring afternoon with pollen falling in the foreground and Poe Hall in the background. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Oct 23, 2023

Looking Ahead: Alternative Service Break

The Alternative Service Break program allows students to travel abroad or domestically to engage with different cultures and communities in need.