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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She has degrees in environmental sciences and sociology from Wright State but works as an editor for an automotive magazine.
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.

Department News

La Fleur Small and Tammy Kahrig appointed to interim vice provost positions

La Fleur Small was named interim vice provost for faculty affairs, and Tammy Kahrig was named interim vice provost for curriculum, instruction, assessment and institutional accreditation.

Fall 2020 Diversity and Society Courses

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is offering a number of diversity and society courses for Fall 2020. View the PDF document linked below.

Bolinga, Sociology, Anthropology issue statement of solidarity for protests against systemic racism

The statement expresses solidarity and support for international protests against disenfranchisement, systemic racism and evaluation and promotion of civic-minded law enforcement reform.

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