Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The mission of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is to promote a critically engaged observation and understanding of society and culture. Our students will develop skills to explore societal issues through theoretical, cross-cultural, and methodological approaches. To reach such goals, faculty are committed to learning-centered teaching, meaningful research, social advocacy, and service in and beyond the community.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 20, Noon to 2 pm
— Canceled
Thursday, November 21, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
NEON Theater - 130 E. 5th St., Dayton 45402

 

Success Stories

Casey Simmons, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in anthropology, restores historic airplanes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
The four Fish sisters were highly involved in campus life as Wright State students in the 1970s.

Department News

Evidence Based Policing

Major Wendy Stiver from the Dayton Police Department will present Evidence-Based Policing.

Excavating an abandoned town, fighting viral infections and restoring a prairie are among the top research stories of 2018

From excavating an abandoned town to fighting viral infections to restoring a prairie, Wright State University faculty and students are undertaking numerous and important research endeavors.

Sociology professor Marlese Durr studies impact of recession on African American stylists

In a new study, Marlese Durr examined how African American women, specifically stylists, coped with and continued to work during the 2008 economic recession.

 

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