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The Sociology & Anthropology departments at the College of Charleston

April 21, 2020 - Stores, beaches allowed to reopen + CofC senior shares perspective - CHStoday

Maggie Vickrey shares her perspective on the new normal. Stores, beaches allowed to reopen + CofC senior shares perspective McMaster’s plan to reopen SC VIEW IN BROWSER HelloTuesday. April 21 2020 Finding a new normal: Graduating senior shares her perspective As our community works to collectively adjust to...

College of Charleston Spring '20 Grade Policy Decisions

Current College of Charleston students: please watch this video to learn more about the Spring 2020 grading policy and how to make the best decisions for you.

Before you decide to take the standard letter grade, withdraw from a class or exercise the pass/fail option for one or more classes for Express II or full se...

Both events are still happening today.

All are invited to attend. The trailer with English subtitles is below:

Please join the International African American Museum in welcoming Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution this Friday at 7:00 in Rita!

Dr. Quinn will be hosting a lecture on Wednesday, March 4th in Addlestone Library, room 227. All are invited to attend.

Mark your calendars for the lecture "Seeking Commemorative Justice: Memory-Work in Wounded Cities" on March 12!

Happy #Anthroday!

Happy #AnthroDay!

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Just a reminder that Employer-in-Residence Program is today!

Drop by our office to attend the Benefitfocus Employer in Residence next week to hear more about #internships available at this cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider. S/O to 2018 #CofC #communication alumna Caroline Schott, recruiting operations specialist at Benefitfocus, for bringing this #opportunity to our HSS students. Take a look at the internships – events, graphic design, and marketing, to name a few – currently available at Benefitfocus:…
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What Can You Do With an Anthropology Degree? An anthropology degree can lead to various research and nonresearch careers.

Lots of laughter, food, and fun at the Faculty Appreciation Party and Holiday Potluck!

Scholars’ Conversations: Jen Smith Maguire and Nate Chapman

From one of our Sociology graduates, Nate a Chapman. Check out his accomplishment as a CofC student! This conversation is a recurring feature of the Consumers and Consumption website: the “Scholars’ Conversations” series, where consumption scholars (broadly defined) are interviewed by graduate stu…

I Want Your Job: Business Liaison at National Museum of African American History and Culture

We love to see our Anthropology alumna doing great things! College of Charleston alumna Jasmine Utsey is the program specialist and business liaison at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Rebekah Edmondson’s story as an American soldier did not begin with a patriotic call to service as is often depicted in movies; it began out of desperation.

Administrative Research Assistant Senior

A job opportunity at the University of Kentucky that is perfect for recent Sociology graduates. The Sociology Department is seeking an Administrative Research Assistant Senior to work on grant-funded research studies collecting data from individuals involved in or employed by the criminal justice system. This is a limited-term (4-5 years) position. Duties include recruiting participants, colle...

Please join Dr. Wendy Cadge and Dr. David Slucki for a guided discussion Friday at 3:30pm in the School of EHHP.

Please come hear Dr. Wendy Cage speak about "Boston's Hidden Sacred Places: An Illustrated Lecture" TOMORROW at 4pm.

Meet one of our Sociology faculty members, Dr. Morris! He'll be teaching Introduction to Social Research this spring.

Please wish Dr. Dickinson a Happy Birthday, he turned 80 this past weekend! Make sure to compliment his new CofC jacket too!

Halloween is for Anthropologists By Emma Louise Backe Halloween, it seems, was made for anthropologists. While many anthropologists devote their time in the field to studying supernatural belief systems, arcane rituals or traditio…

The Charleston Museum

"After more than a decade of off-and-on discussions, the city of Charleston has drafted an archaeology ordinance that would make building in downtown a bit more complicated.

The ordinance, if approved, could save some of Charleston’s irreplaceable history from being lost forever."

Keep up with some local archaeology news, courtesy of The Post and Courier. #archaeologymonth

Center for Creative Retirement Scholarship Focuses on Gerontology

"Kylie Vorhis represents the 19th student to receive the gerontology scholarship. Kylie is a sociology major and psychology minor..."

Brenda Sanders, sociology and anthropology senior instructor at the College says, “We appreciate CCR recognizing students who focus on gerontology. We need more people who love and value aging.” In 2004, the College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement established the Center for Creative Retirement Scholarship for younger students studying gerontology.

Come on out to the Majors and Minors Fair in Cougar Mall and say hi to the Sociology and Anthropology faculty. #sociology#anthropology

Stop by the Majors and Minors Fair TOMORROW in Cougar Mall from 10:30 - 2:00 to learn more about Anthropology and Sociology programs of study!

Meet our new student worker, Samantha Czwalina! She is a junior majoring in Anthropology and recently studied abroad to Ireland with Dr. Quinn. Make sure to say hello if you see her on campus!

The Importance of Technological Change in Shaping Generational Perspectives | JSTOR Daily If we name each generation based on the technological conditions it experienced, generations may soon encompass only a few years apiece.

The Strange Rites of Celebrity

“There’s been no acting class that’s been as helpful, no writing class that’s been as helpful as learning sociology and anthropology,”--Jesse Eisenberg A brush with Jesse Eisenberg—anxious Hollywood star, intellectual, and advocate of anthropology—spurred one anthropologist to ponder the culture of celebrity.

Pottery fragment tells a story often overlooked in Charleston history books

"Many people think of archaeology as finding neat objects, but the field is important because it also sheds light on human behavior, such as what happened when Indians from different tribes began interacting with colonists and enslaved people." -Ron Anthony, archaeologist at the Charleston Museum and anthropology adjunct professor at the College of Charleston

Corey Heyward, another anthropology adjunct professor, was among the attendees at Clemson's historic preservation center here in Charleston. Archaeologists in South Carolina feel they've linked a mid 18th century pottery sherd to an African decorative technique, and they're hailing the example as one of many stories to be

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Looking for a class to take this fall? Sociology of Sport may be an option for you!

Meet our new associate department chair: Dr. Deborah Auriffeille.

“I am a sociologist and am currently serving as associate chair. I focus my teaching and research on relations between humans and the environment. I have taught and published in areas of sustainable transportation, environmental justice, and green parenting, among others. I also love teaching introduction to sociology, urban sociology, environmental sociology, sustainable consumption, and qualitative methods. I am currently completing a book about green living in Lowcountry South Carolina. The core thread that weaves through all of my vocational aspirations is to help foster more harmonious relations between humans and between humans and nature. In my personal life, I am passionate about travel, food, and the outdoors. In the photo you see my son Gaspard and I on a trip to NYC."

Meet our new department chair: Dr. Christine Finnan

"I am excited to take over as department chair and to continue to teach in the anthropology program. I love teaching our cultural anthropology and language and culture courses and using these courses to make connections across cultures and to current issues and situations. My research is conducted primarily within schools in the US and India. Until this year, I held a joint appointment in anthropology and teacher education."

College Grads - Choices. Choices. | Jo Leonard & Company

Wonderful article about CofC sociology graduate Chelsea Buscher. Way to go Chelsea! College Grads – Choices. Choices. by Jo Leonard | Jun 28, 2019 College Grads – Choices. Choices.Jun 28, 2019 | 20-Somethings, Career Launch, Career Management, Choosing a Major, College Students Chelsea’s story starts quite differently from most of the young professionals I meet. Their stories...

CofC Professor Talks About The Anthropology Behind National Selfie Day

Dr. Qirko talks about how the selfie has become a "cultural phenomenon". #NationalSelfieDay In recognition of National Selfie Day, College of Charleston anthropology professor Hector Qirko explains the cultural significance of the selfie.

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Two veterans of Afghanistan conflict meet in Charleston and launch project together

Rebekah Edmondson, an Afghanistan veteran and sociology major, along with another CofC student, are working to develop a nonprofit to serve returning vets. She served 10 years in the military. Four times she went to Afghanistan. She accompanied Special Forces on many missions. Once, she was caught within the dangerous perimeter of an

Looking for a class to take this fall? Sociology of Sport may be an option for you!

Chapman to Lead Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to CofC Sociology graduate, Professor Nate Chapman, who was just named the Director or Undergraduate Research at Arkansas Tech. Dr. Nathaniel G. Chapman has been selected to serve as the next director of undergraduate research at Arkansas Tech University. He will succeed Dr. Mostafa Hemmati, who will retire from the ATU fac…

Lowcountry archaeology: a race against erosion EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. (WBCD) - Storms, rising sea levels, and the erosion that accompany them will threaten and destroy at least 19,000 archaeological sites in the southeast in the near future, including this one at Pocky Island on Edisto.

Sociology graduates photographed by the Post and Courier:

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