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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Two-time Wright State graduate Al-Hamdani wants immigrants to know Dayton as a welcoming city.
She has degrees in environmental sciences and sociology from Wright State but works as an editor for an automotive magazine.

Department News

Gary Schmidt of Coastal Carolina University named dean of College of Liberal Arts at Wright State

Gary Schmidt is the director of diversity, equity and inclusion and community engagement for the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

Wright State historical archaeologist Lance Greene authors book on Cherokees who avoided Trail of Tears

In his new book, “Their Determination to Remain,” Lance Greene explores the complexities of race and gender in the antebellum South and the real impacts of racism.

Dr. Lahm's SOC2000 – Intro to Sociology class - visiting UnDesign the Redline, "an explorative and visioning framework for addressing the historic transformations of place, class and race in America."

Wright State is hosting this interactive exhibit in Dunbar Library for the month of February. It is open to the public. Docent-led visits to the Undefine the Redline exhibit in Dunbar library will be available each Saturday from 12-2.

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