Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

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.

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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

Rising tide

Wright State to mark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage with arts events, symposiums
“RISING: Women in American Culture since Suffrage” is a semester-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

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.

 

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