Uncertainty about the economy, health care, and the labor market. Ethnic conflicts in an era of rapid globalization. Concern for the environment. Shifting gender roles, as work and family come into conflict. Violence in schools, and even houses of worship.
Never has there been a greater need for sociological research focused on the problems and issues of our time. Study sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University, and equip yourself with the practical and theoretical tools needed to address the complex social and cultural issues the U.S. confronts in a period of far-reaching social change.
In Sociology, the Department offers the Bachelor, MA and PhD degrees. In Anthropology, the Department offers the Bachelor degree along with minors and graduate-level concentrations. The Department is home to 25 highly productive scholars whose research has won national and international distinction. Our faculty have won numerous prizes for excellence in the classroom, and many have also played leadership roles in establishing prestigious Centers and inter-disciplinary programs on Northeastern’s campus.
Congratulations to Professor Ramiro Martinez on receiving the 2015 Founders Award from the Latina/o Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. This award recognizes an individual who has “given time and energy to strengthen the visibility and status of the Section, worked with colleagues on projects related to the Section, and mentored numerous students. The…
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Professor and Department Chair Matthew Hunt was elected to the American Sociological Association’s national Committee on Publications. The Committee is responsible for periodic review of existing ASA journals, as well as decisions on proposals for new Association-wide and section journals. His three-year term begins on Sept. 1, 2015.
Congratulations to Prof. Len Albright, whose research on racial discrimination and predatory lending in Baltimore (just published in Social Problems, with Jacob Rugh and Douglas Massey) was highlighted in a recent New York Times editorial (http://nyti.ms/1BxhGnj). Nice work, Len!
On May 21, 2015, Professor Daniel Faber received the 2015 Environmental Justice Award from Alternatives for Community & Environment for his persistence in campaigning for an Executive Order on Environmental Justice and for the legacy of his work in bringing improvements to the health and environment of communities of color and low-income communities.
Congratulations to Prof. Phil Brown, who has received a $343,163 grant from the National Science Foundation to study “Perfluorinated Chemicals: The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants.” His project investigates the social discovery, scientific controversies, and regulatory issues of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are now being termed poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). There…
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Spring 2015 Faculty Colloquia and Student Workshops..
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Professor Phil Brown was recently appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to serve on the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council through 2018. In this role, Phil will help advise the Director of the NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences), assist in evaluating existing NIEHS programs, advise the NIEHS program officer on grant award recommendations, and assist with strategic plan development.Read more »
Alan Klein's latest book, Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice (2014) is an historical and anthropological analysis of indigenous culture, sport, and transnational commodity chains. It provides the topic for one of the segments of the nationally syndicated NPR program, "It's Only a Game."Read more »