Sociology and Anthropology

May 1, 2017

The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires

As social media has proliferated, employers have increasingly been using online information to evaluate job candidates. Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at NC State who studies social networks and labor markets, takes a look at the practice and potential problems of social media as a new employee evaluation tool.

Mar 20, 2017 | NC State News

Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’

A new study from NC State and Campbell University finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called food deserts is limited financial resources.

Feb 22, 2017

Celebrating the Extraordinary: Honoring Our Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship recipients got to meet the donors who make their awards possible at the college's annual luncheon honoring both groups on Feb. 16.

Feb 17, 2017 | The Hill

Op Ed: Restricting What Recipients of SNAP Benefits Eat Won’t Fix Nutritional Issues

In an op-ed, NC State Associate Professors of Sociology Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott bring their research to bear on a federal public hearing over how food stamps can be used. The sociologists say talk of restricting what poor people eat ignores the heart of the problem: that many poor families are struggling and have inadequate resources and support.

Feb 6, 2017 | NC State News

5 Questions With Jim Gates, 2017 Diversity Lecture Speaker

Theoretical physicist Jim Gates explains why the dichotomy between seeking equity and seeking excellence is false in science and society. Join us for the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Diversity Lecture.

Jan 23, 2017

Spend a Day with the Dean

As a Humanities and Social Sciences student, you've got a busy schedule. Your dean, Jeff Braden, wants to learn what it’s like to be a student and also share what it’s like to be a dean. So step right up and enter the "Side by Side with the Dean" contest. Tell us why the dean should experience your day, and why you’d like to walk in his shoes.

Dec 1, 2016

The Year in Pictures: Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016

Take a look back at some of our favorite stories (and photos) of the year.

Nov 28, 2016 | NC State News

Parenting Influences Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help

In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from NC State and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies — but that public policies can make a difference.

Nov 23, 2016 | Scholars Strategy Network: No Jargon Podcast

Thinking Outside the Kitchen

Home cooking isn't always all it's cracked up to be. Here's a more realistic account of the family dinner, and how money, time and gender norms impact how and when families eat. Sarah Bowen, sociology, featured.

Nov 7, 2016

Student of the Month: Alexandra Goodfred

Alexandra Goodfred is a senior with anthropology and English majors, and a French minor. She interns with a Raleigh book publisher, is Anthropology Club president, and is in the Scholars Program. She has studied abroad in Thailand and the U.K., and looks forward to a career in publishing.