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A portrait of Charles Tittle

Aug 25, 2021

Our Department Mourns the Passing of Dr. Charles R. Tittle

Charles R Tittle, Emeritus Faculty of Sociology and renowned criminologist, passed away on May 6, 2021. 

A photo of Sinikka Elliott

May 18, 2021

We Mourn the Loss of Dr. Sinikka Elliott

We are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Dr. Sinikka Elliott -- a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher, generous mentor and kind-hearted friend to many in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and beyond. 

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. 

Sep 14, 2015

Researchers Aim to Understand What Drives School Diversity or Resegregation

Why are some school districts able to maintain economic diversity in their schools, while others have become effectively resegregated in recent decades? That’s a question being explored by a team of researchers led by NC State University under a two-year, $482,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation. 

Jun 10, 2015

On Fisheries, Society and Sustainability

Massive ecological changes are transpiring in the World Ocean. Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo worries that turning ocean resources -- like fish -- into commodities has led to the depletion of fisheries and the development of environmentally suspect means of aquaculture. He's co-authored "The Tragedy of the Commodity: Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture" to turn our attention to the issues we face in our relationship with the oceanic ecological system.