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Uncertainty about the economy, health care, and the labor market. Ethnic conflicts in an era of rapid globalization. Concern for the environment. Shifting gender arrangements, 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.

Department News

Richter wins Switzer Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD student Lauren Richter on receiving a Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. These highly competitive and prestigious awards go to “highly talented graduate students in New England and California whose studies and career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who clearly demonstrate leadership in their field” (Switzer Foundation website)….
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Fahlberg in the College “Spotlight”

Congratulations to doctoral student Anjuli Fahlberg, whose recent accomplishments – including winning the 2017 Urban Affairs Association’s Alma J. Young Emerging Scholar Award — are currently featured in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ “Spotlight”: https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/spotlight/anjuli-fahlberg. Great work!

Six job placements for recent (or soon-to-be) PhD graduates

Estye Fenton has taken a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the University of West Alabama. Ashley Reichelmann has taken a tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech University. Anna Revette is the Qualitative Research Manager at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Firuzeh…
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Reichelmann in the College “Spotlight”

Congratulations to (soon-to-be) PhD graduate Ashley Reichelmann, whose Northeastern journey is featured in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ “Spotlight” this week: https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/spotlight/ashley-reichelmann.

Faude wins SSSP paper award

Congratulations to PhD student Sarah Faude, who (with co-author Kelley Fong) has received this year’s Student Paper Award from the Educational Problems Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Their paper is entitled, “Choosing Late: Considering Late Registration in School Choice.” Congratulations, Sarah!

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Upcoming Events

07/20/2017 - 03/29/2018

Graduate Welcome Days

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New Special Topics for Fall

SOCL 4580-01 ST: Making Identities & Differences: Gender/Sex, Science & Technology CRN# 17337, Ethel Mickey, Sequence B, Monday, Wednesday, 2:50-4:30 p.m. SOCL 4580-03 ST: Climate Change and Society CRN# 18051, Professor Sharon Harlan, Sequence B, Monda...

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