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Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology

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.

Moises Rivera ’24

My heritage impacts my daily life in almost every way.-Moises Rivera ’24

Areas of Study


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Internships Students have participated in:

  • Council on Foreign Relations

  • Amnesty International

  • 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

  • Peace Corps

  • Teach for America

Graduate Programs

Graduate Schools Students Have Attended:

  • American University

  • Emory University

  • Indiana University

  • Indiana University-Purdue

  • University at Indianapolis

  • The Ohio State University

  • Stanford University

  • University of North Carolina

  • Columbia University

  • Washington University in Saint Louis

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  • 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.
  • 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.