Shannon Bell '00, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky, will present 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. Book signing to follow. March 11, 2014. Huntley Hall, Room 235 (W&L). 7:30 pm.
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.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Jonathan Eastwood and Peter Grajzl have received a grant from the American Sociological Association's Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline to support the pilot project, "Tracing the Glob...
Monday, December 02, 2013
The authentic Thanksgiving feast held on the Washington and Lee campus was the subject of a feature story on WVTF, the public radio station based in Roanoke, Va.
Monday, November 25, 2013
One week before Americans sit down for their Thanksgiving dinner, anthropology and history students at Washington and Lee University tasted recipes from the original Thanksgiving dinnerwell, exc...