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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.


‘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 impossible for others. “We wanted [...]


This Week in the Media

Associate Professors Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott have been featured in an NC State press release ("Study Finds 'Family Meal' Ideal is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families") about a recent article they wrote, along with Dr. Joslyn Brenton, former graduate student in the department and now an assistant professor of sociology at Ithaca College. Their article entitled, "The Joy of [...]


Blair Kelley Named Assistant Dean

Dr. Blair L.M. Kelley has been named assistant dean for interdisciplinary studies and international programs at NC State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The CHASS Interdisciplinary Studies Program awards an array of cross-disciplinary undergraduate degrees. IDS major programs include Africana Studies, Arts Studies (including Film Studies), International Studies, Science Technology and Society (STS), Self-Design Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies


Seven Tenure-Track Scholars Join Faculty

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes seven new tenure-track faculty to its ranks this fall. Their research interests range from international security to digital humanities to obesity and stigma. Meet these stellar scholars, researchers and teachers.