Study Sheds Light on How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health
New research from NC State sociologist April Fernandes finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in health, even if there’s no jail time.
Study: Internet Perpetuates Job Market Inequality
Research from sociologist Steve McDonald finds the internet is giving both employers and job seekers access to more information, but has not made the hiring process more meritocratic.
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.
Study: Aquaculture Does Little, If Anything, To Conserve Wild Fisheries
New research finds that aquaculture, or fish farming, does not help conserve wild fisheries.
Study Abroad Spotlight: Brooke Caldwell
Political science and sociology double-major Brooke Caldwell spent a semester studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico. Learn more about her experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.