Sociology and anthropology are distinct from other social sciences in their holistic approach to the study of human life, encompassing social, cultural, economic, political and psychological aspects. Students in DePauw’s sociology and anthropology programs learn to think creatively and to meaningfully link individual biographical events to larger social patterns in society. They acquire sophisticated data collection and analysis skills, using qualitative and quantitative methods; cultivate a sensitivity to issues of social stratification and social justice; and consider the ethical implications of their knowledge.
Sociology and Anthropology
Areas of Study
students in an anthropology class
Internships Students have participated in:
Council on Foreign Relations
Mather’s Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University
Summer Research Opportunities Program, The Ohio State University
Publicis Sapient, Digital Business Transformation & Consulting
CMG Worldwide, Intellectual Property Management
United Way of Central Indiana
City Year, Americorps
Teach for America
Graduate Schools Students Have Attended:
University at Indianapolis
The Ohio State University
University of North Carolina
Washington University in Saint Louis
students in a classroom
- Ghazah Abbasi, M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst. Research interests: criminology; race and immigration; and theory
- Angela N. Castañeda, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: the cultural politics of reproduction, birth and motherhood in the Americas; and Latin American and Caribbean studies.
- Kelley Hall, Ph.D., University of Akron. Research interests: Gender and sexuality in comic books; social inequalities; and feminist sociology.
- Adam Liebman, Ph.D., UC Davis. Research interests: discard studies; political, economic, environmental, visual and public anthropology; and Chinese and Asian studies.
- Lydia Wilson Marshall, Ph.D., University of Virginia. Research interests: comparative archaeology of slavery; archaeology of movement and migration; archaeology of Eastern Africa.
- Pallavi Raonka, Ph.D., Virginia Tech. Research interests: global and political sociology; social movements; postcolonial feminisms; qualitative research methods; and South Asia studies.
- Clark Sage, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: Native North America; monsters and the paranormal; alcohol and cannabis; ethnoscience; and material culture.
- Alicia Suarez, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research interests: sociology of birth; feminist criminology; and chronic illness experience.
- Aliyah Turner, M.A., University of Notre Dame. Research interests: race and ethnic relations; structural racism; racial capitalism; educational inequalities; critical gender studies; qualitative methods/praxis-based approaches; and Black feminisms.