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.

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Wright State anthropology students dig for evidence of an historic Shawnee fort
Undergraduate anthropology students receive hands-on training at excavating during Wright State's Field School in Archaeology.

Wright State sociologist Marlese Durr receives prestigious faculty leadership award from Society for the Study of Social Problems

Marlese Durr was honored for her wide-ranging expertise, scholarship and contributions to the field of sociology.

Spring class notes

Meet three outstanding alumni who are featured in the spring 2021 issue of the Wright State University Magazine.

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