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Tag: Research

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Sep 29, 2021

On The (Job) Hunt

Human resources professionals are tracking your online and social media presence. Think you know what they’re looking for? Take our quiz designed by sociology professor Steve McDonald. 

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Nov 12, 2020

Wolfpack Writers: Nora Haenn

We caught up with anthropology and international studies professor Nora Haenn to learn more about her book "Marriage After Migration." 

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Oct 27, 2020

Food Security in Raleigh: Applying What I Learned in the Classroom

Anthropology major Shelby Feirstein interviews professor Sarah Bowen to get an inside look at food security — and to learn how academics and the real world intersect. 

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Oct 27, 2020

In the Field: Interning with the District Attorney’s Office in Wake County

Criminology major Amber Dover reflects on her hands-on internship in the criminal justice system — and plans for after graduation. 

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Feb 12, 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." 

Jun 25, 2018

Ethnographic Field School in Guatemala

NC State’s Ethnographic Field School teaches students about the environmental, socio-economic and cultural impacts of tourism for a quarter century. 

Feb 4, 2016

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Climate Change

Archaeologists have long been concerned about the effects of past climactic events, especially how these events may have influenced human decision-making processes. 

Dec 3, 2015

Research seeks answers to black lung resurgence

For some, the words “black lung” may stir thoughts of an antiquated disease. However, after cases among miners dropped from nearly 30 percent to 3 percent between 1969 and 1999, recent research shows that trend reversing in central Appalachia. NC State doctoral student Aysha Bodenhamer aims to find out what’s led to the resurgence and what miners, their families and the industry are doing about it. 

Dec 2, 2015

Study: Young Adults from Wealthier Backgrounds More Likely to Rely on Parents

An NC State sociologist's research finds that more than 40 percent of young adults no longer live with their parents, but still receive financial support from mom and dad — a finding that's particularly true for grown children from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Sep 21, 2015

Tequila, Mezcal and Social Science: a Q&A with Sarah Bowen

Sarah Bowen knows a lot about tequila and mezcal. Her new book, Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production, explores the complex web of relationships – from farmers to bartenders – involved in transforming agave plants grown in Mexico into high-end spirits and cocktails consumed around the world.