Sociology and Anthropology

May 30, 2018  |  NC State News

Study Links Parental Support and Career Success of Children

A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.

May 11, 2018

Outstanding Seniors Awarded NC State’s Highest Non-Academic Distinction

Three NC State graduating seniors received the 2018 Mathews Medal, the highest non-academic distinction awarded to NC State students. Two are students in Humanities and Social Sciences. The award, administered by the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program, recognizes seniors who have made significant contributions to the university and created a lasting legacy.

May 3, 2018

Meet Some of Our Outstanding 2018 Graduates

Our community of 40,000 alumni will grow even larger this spring, as nearly 1,000 Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate and graduate students earn NC State diplomas for their hard work.

Mar 28, 2018

38 Students Showcase Graduate Research at NC State Symposium

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences had 38 presenters and six award winners at this year's NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Mar 26, 2018  |  Civil Eats

What Children Understand About Food Insecurity

Researchers have begun asking children about their households’ lack of food—and making surprising discoveries. NC State University sociologist Sarah Bowen, who just concluded a five-year study funded by the USDA and is currently analyzing the data, interviewed 81 subjects aged 7 to 13 about their coping strategies.

Mar 19, 2018  |  Giving News

Alum Tony Caravano’s Caldwell Support Comes Full Circle

From his days as a student leader to his investment in the Caldwell Fellows, alum Tony Caravano has always believed in the NC State community.

Mar 13, 2018  |  Huffington Post

Homeless Women Say ‘Me Too,’ But No One Listens

In this guest column for the Huffington Post, NC State sociology doctoral candidate Mari Kate Mycek turns our attention to women experiencing homelessness — and sexual assault and harassment. Mycek's research focuses on the intersections of food, inequality and community development.

Feb 26, 2018  |  NC State Global

Global Storyteller: Sinthia Shabnam

NC State's Office of Global Engagement recently caught up with Sinthia Shabnam, a junior double-majoring in sociology and political science. Learn more about Shabnam's experiences traveling abroad. 

Feb 21, 2018

Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project Seeks Sustainable Solutions in Colombia

Headed by NC State applied anthropologist Tim Wallace, the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve Project seeks sustainable solutions to ecological change from tourism in Colombia.

Jan 16, 2018

Student Contest: Spend a Day With the Dean

Wanted: A Humanities and Social Sciences student with a busy schedule and a sense of adventure. Enter this contest to spend a day side by side with your dean, Jeff Braden. Show him your world, and learn about his.