Shannon Bell '00, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, presented her recent book about the Appalachian women who are fighting to protect their families and communities from the damaging effects of mountaintop removal mining and other destructive coal industry practices, on March 11, 2014.
Sociology and Anthropology
The faculty in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology have a combined interest in culture. Because the society in which we live is so diverse and our world is so interconnected, our mission is to give students opportunities to examine critically their own lives and values in the context of the United States and other societies and communities.
Through our commitment to a liberal arts education, we prepare our students for a variety of careers and professions. We also provide training that will enable our majors to pursue professional careers in anthropology, archaeology, and sociology. Our curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and develop the basic skills required for graduate study.
We believe that anthropology and sociology provide a special opportunity for students to transcend the narrow boundaries of their own experience and society.
Washington and Lee University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology is delighted to welcome our new staff archaeologist/instructor, Don Gaylord.
Lynn G. Chin joined the W&L Anthropology/Sociology faculty as a new Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Fall of 2012.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Washington and Lee University has announced the final round of students who will receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Two water hoses and lots of dirt played a major role in teaching local school children about archaeology last week at Washington and Lee University.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Keeping the interest of kindergarteners through second-graders at the end of a long day isn't easy. But an after-school program conducted at Rockbridge County's Central Elementary School succe...