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

Faculty members honored for excellent service at Wright State

The Faculty Awards for Excellence recognize faculty members for their excellent work in the areas of teaching, research, community engagement, professional service and early career achievement.

Robert J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching

Amelia Hubbard
Amelia Hubbard, associate professor of anthropology, is a popular and inventive teacher who challenges her students to excel.

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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.

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