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.


Ijezie Ikwuezunma '16

Friday, April 01, 2016

Ijezie Ikwuezunma Awarded Fulbright Research Grant to United Kingdom

Ijezie Ikwuezunma of Richmond, Texas, and a senior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to the United Kingdom. His project is "Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacokinetics of Warfarin (an oral anti-coagulant)."

Danielle Breidung, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Danielle Breidung '13 Named Lowcountry Emerging Leader

The Islands Society named Danielle Breidung, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as its inaugural Lowcountry Emerging Leader by its constituent society for the Lowcountry — the Sea Islands Society. She received the award based on her focus on empowering local communities in the Lowcountry through collaborations with human services and other organizations in South Carolina.