sociology

Mar 12, 2019  |  NC State News

Why Home Cooking Isn’t Possible For Everyone – And What We Can Do About It

NC State sociologist Sarah Bowen discusses why a home-cooked meal is out of reach for many Americans — and what we can do about it.

Feb 25, 2019  |  NC State News

Study: Aquaculture Does Little, If Anything, To Conserve Wild Fisheries

New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries.

Oct 26, 2018  |  The Conversation

In the News: First-Generation College Students Earn Less Than Grads Whose Parents Went to College

NC State sociologist Anna Manzoni and Duke sociologist Jessi Streib's research shows that first-generation college students earn substantially less 10 years after graduation than college graduates whose parents went to college.

Jul 18, 2018

Study Abroad Spotlight: Grace Babcock

Sociology and horticultural science double-major Grace Babcock spent the summer studying abroad in Lille, France. Learn more about her experience.

Jul 1, 2018  |  New York Times

In the News: If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry

In this New York Times opinion piece, several NC State sociologists say our national policies have long reflected, imperfectly, the moral imperative that children deserve adequate food ... until now.

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.

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 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. 

Aug 30, 2017

Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF

Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years.