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Tag: Sociology and Anthropology

Nov 14, 2014

November Student of the Month

Spechel Wooten is a senior with majors in anthropology and criminology, and a minor in forensic science. She has interned with the Wake County Public Defender's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, and NC State's CSLEPS. She has worked on campus for University Housing and University Conference Services. She intends to apply to law school after graduation in December 2014. 

Oct 15, 2014

Meet the Teaching Scholar: Dr. Joseph Gingerich

Dr. Joseph Gingerich, a postdoctoral teaching scholar in anthropology, shares his background and research in prehistoric archaeology. 

Sep 24, 2014

Childhood Mentors Boost Career Success

New research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers. 

Sep 15, 2014

Three Weeks as Forensic Anthropologists

This summer, Dr. Chelsey Juarez led eight students in a comprehensive look at forensic anthropology. 

Sep 11, 2014

‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families

Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families – and are simply… 

May 19, 2014

Faculty Feature: Dr. Jeffrey C Leiter

After 35 years of work at North Carolina State University, retiring Professor Jeffrey C. Leiter reflects on his career. 

May 7, 2014

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State

NC State's research blog, the Abstract, has initiated a series of posts that highlight the diversity of researchers at our university. Featured CHASS faculty include a psychologist, an anthropologist, and a health communication researcher. 

Apr 28, 2014

The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls

NC State forensic anthropologist Ann Ross and other researchers have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics. 

Apr 24, 2014

Sasha Newell Wins The Amaury Talbot Prize

Assistant Professor Sasha Newell’s  2012 book The Modernity Bluff: Crime, Consumption, and Citizenship in Côte d’Ivoire (University of Chicago Press) recently won The Amaury Talbot Prize for the most valuable work relating to African anthropology in 2012. The award comes from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, which is “the world’s longest-established scholarly association… 

Apr 22, 2014

This is What Science Looks Like at NC State: Ann Ross

Professor Ann Ross is featured in an ongoing series on The Abstract, the official blog of the NC State Newsroom. The series is entitled, “This is What Science Looks Like at NC State,” and it introduces readers to the individuals involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research. Focusing on a discipline and practice often generalized…