College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology

College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology

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We can’t imagine being more proud of our 2022-2023 Student Ambassadors!! ✨
They are each committed to their academic experiences at the , dedicated to the campus community, boast a stunning portfolio of accomplishments, and will brilliantly represent the School of Humanities and Social Sciences across campus and beyond! Dean Gibbs Knotts and Associate Dean Jen Kopfman were so excited to welcome them yesterday!!! 👏👏👏

This year’s Ambassadors are (in alphabetical order by department):
Kerrigan Von Carlowitz, Anthropology College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology
Sophia Barham, College of Charleston Department of Communication
Catherine Quarles, College of Charleston Department of English
Francesca Gibson, Department of History - College of Charleston
Molly Flanagan, Integrated Studies
Gavin Markovic, Department of Philosophy College of Charleston
Alicia Wilson, College of Charleston Department of Political Science
Rachel Kaup, College of Charleston Department of Psychology
Allen Duggar, CofC Department of Religious Studies
Liz Allen, Sociology
Trent Simmons, Urban Studies CofC
Madelyn Byrd, CofC Women's and Gender Studies

Congratulations, and thank you all so much for representing HSS and helping us to always put our best forward! 🦶⏩

And you will be hearing more about each of our wonderful HSS Ambassadors in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!! ⭐️
Is there any way to possibly get the anthropology or archaeological departments interested in helping preserve this site and perhaps find the remains of others who may be buried here?

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As I’m sure the students at this college are aware, this generation faces a unique set of mental challenges, from the self-image issues instilled by social media impeding to the anxiety of an impending political crisis.

The concepts of millennials’ mental health and our unique response to their environment are explored in this documentary called The Revolution Generation: How Millennials Can Save America and the World. The film profiles millennials by our mental schemas about ourselves and the difficult world around us compared to those of previous generations. Despite the stress of our lives and the stigmas against younger generations, the film positively depicts millennials as those at the vanguard of the fights for social, economic, and environmental justice. What I found most fascinating was how, because of this, the film catalogs millennials as one particular generational archetype, “The Hero”.

I highly encourage anyone interested in the current psychology of millennials and the historical patterns that create a “Hero” generation to watch this documentary. It’s available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV! For more information, watch the trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DjzutQvGu8
Congratulations to Gabbi Drusin and Hunter Harder, who have been named 2022 HSS Scholars by Gibbs Knotts, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology !
Scroll to learn more about Gabbi and Hunter. ✨
The HSS Scholar Awards are presented annually and celebrate the top students chosen by their departments in each of the undergraduate major programs within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Please join faculty, students, family and friends in celebrating our scholars and all of their amazing achievements during their time at the ! 👏👏👏
We're looking forward to seeing you at 7:00 PM today (either in the galleries or at halsey.cofc.edu/live) for the panel discussion WGS Intersections: Namsa Leuba ✨
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The College of Charleston Women’s and Gender Studies program’s affiliated faculty, disciplines ranging from Art History to Political Science and African American Studies will engage with and respond to Namsa Leuba’s work in Africa and the Pacific. This panel will consider intersections between art, performativity, gender, sexuality, race, (post-) colonialism, and power.
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The panel will be comprised of
Dr. Kris De Welde, Professor in College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology and Director of WGS
Dr. Hollis France, Associate Professor and Chair of College of Charleston Department of Political Science
Dr. Kameelah Martin, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of African American Studies at CofC and the College of Charleston Department of English
Dr. Mary Trent, Assistant Professor of Art & Architectural History, College of Charleston, College of Charleston - School of the Arts
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Learn more about "Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks" at halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions
Join us on Monday, October 11 at 7:00 PM either in the galleries or at halsey.cofc.edu/live for the panel discussion WGS Intersections: Namsa Leuba ✨
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The College of Charleston Women’s and Gender Studies program’s affiliated faculty, disciplines ranging from Art History to Political Science and African American Studies will engage with and respond to Namsa Leuba’s work in Africa and the Pacific. This panel will consider intersections between art, performativity, gender, sexuality, race, (post-) colonialism, and power.
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The panel will be comprised of
Dr. Kris De Welde, Professor in the College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology and Director of WGS
Dr. Hollis France, Associate Professor and Chair of College of Charleston Department of Political Science
Dr. Kameelah Martin, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of African American Studies at CofC and College of Charleston Department of English
Dr. Mary Trent, Assistant Professor of Art & Architectural History, College of Charleston, College of Charleston - School of the Arts
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Learn more about "Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks" at halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions
Join us on Monday, October 11 at 7:00 PM for WGS Intersections: Namsa Leuba. You can join us in person or virtually at halsey.cofc.edu/live
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We are excited to have the Women's and Gender Studies Program affiliated faculty, with disciplines ranging from Art History to Political Science and African American Studies, engage with and respond to Namsa Leuba’s work in Africa and the Pacific. This panel is part of ongoing collaborations between the Halsey Institute and the Women’s and Gender Studies program over the 2021/2022 academic year that will consider intersections between art, performativity, gender, sexuality, race, (post-) colonialism, and power.
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The panel will be comprised of
Dr. Kris De Welde, Director and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Professor in the College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Hollis France, Associate Professor and Chair of the College of Charleston Department of Political Science
Dr. Kameelah Martin, Professor in African American Studies at CofC and the College of Charleston Department of English, and Dean of the College of Charleston Graduate School
Dr. Mary Trent, Assistant Professor in Art & Architectural History, College of Charleston
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College of Charleston - School of the Arts
Congratulations to Jayne Pardys and Gabrielle Carter, who have been named 2021 HSS Scholars by Gibbs Knotts, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology! ✨
The HSS Scholar Awards are presented annually and celebrate the top one to two students in each of the 11 undergraduate major programs within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This year, Scholar profiles will be posted on HSS social media outlets, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, this week as well as on the HSS Scholars page on the College of Charleston website: https://hss.cofc.edu/scholarships-awards/hss-scholars/2021-awards.php
Please join faculty, students, family and friends in celebrating our scholars and all of their amazing achievements during their time at the College of Charleston. 👏👏👏
Congratulations to Alyssa Rafferty and Sydney Davis, who have been named 2021 HSS Scholars by Gibbs Knotts, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology! ✨
The HSS Scholar Awards are presented annually and celebrate the top one to two students chosen by their departments in each of the 11 undergraduate major programs within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This year, Scholar profiles will be posted on HSS social media outlets, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, this week as well as on the HSS Scholars page on the College of Charleston website. https://hss.cofc.edu/scholarships-awards/hss-scholars/2021-awards.php
Please join faculty, students, family and friends in celebrating our scholars and all of their amazing achievements during their time at the College of Charleston! 👏👏👏
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Learning preservation by doing preservation- On the first day of classes in our program, our students begin their hands-on learning with a wide set of preservation tools and techniques. This week, they performed a pilot study with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) at Marion Square. We were looking for intact remains of the tabby Revolutionary War fortification known as the Hornwork. We are happy to report that we most likely found it. In the second photo, on the left you can see the likely location of the Hornwork and our survey area based on historic maps. The results on the right side show a highly reflective linear feature (green, red and white outlines in yellow) matching the dimensions and orientation of the map! Thanks to also to College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology students for helping!

The Sociology & Anthropology departments at the College of Charleston https://linktr.ee/cofcsocyanth

Operating as usual

12/06/2022

Another successful semester! A big congratulations to our graduates! We’re very proud of you and can’t wait to see what’s next!Good Luck on Finals Everyone! Let’s finish the semester strong! See almost everyone next semester!

11/25/2022

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from Department of Sociology and Anthropology!! 🦃

11/11/2022

Thank you to all who served! We appreciate your service. For anyone veterans that need/want to know what benefits and resources there are the link will be on the story as well as in the bio.

11/11/2022

Are you interested in the 19th century, labor amongst immigrants, archaeology, and/or Irish and Irish American studies? Then you won’t want to miss this bioarchaeology talk from Dr. Alannaon Warner-Smith on November 17 at 6pm in the Education Center Room 118!

11/04/2022

Does forensics and/or psychology interest you? Then this is the event for you! Come learn what forensic psychologists do on zoom November 17th at 4pm

10/27/2022

38 at heart! Happy Birthday Dr. George Dickinson!!

10/26/2022

38 at heart! Happy Birthday Dr. George Dickinson!!

George Dickinson: Not the Retiring Type 10/09/2022

George Dickinson: Not the Retiring Type

George Dickinson: Not the Retiring Type At 82, George Dickinson is the oldest professor at the College of Charleston, so it’s only fitting that the sociology professor is also the College’s leading authority on death and dying. Anyone who spends time with him becomes captivated by his passion and enthusiasm, which may explain why

10/06/2022

“I am an anthropologically informed historical archaeologist with a research focus on the urban archaeology of downtown Charleston. My current work focuses on The Heyward-Washington House, a historic home owned and operated by The Charleston Museum, before the current Georgian townhome complex was built. Instead, I explore the archaeological remnants of the colonial gunsmith workshop and residence at this site across two generations of free and enslaved residents(1730 to 1771) and its relationship to the broader Atlantic world.“ Dr. Sarah Platt our newest faculty member!

10/04/2022

Meet the Team! Meet Dr. David Morris! A professor of Sociology here . Research Interests include Education and Schooling, Criminology and the Justice System, Political Behavior, and Racial/Ethnic and Class Inequality.

10/03/2022

This week!

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"With my research, I intend to better understand how social forces shape the experiences of children,
caregivers, and family networks. On the one hand, I am interested in improving the operations of
child welfare systems in the United States and abroad by integrating sociological and other
disciplinary perspectives on decision-making and organizations. On the other hand, I am interested
in more fully representing marginalized families’ experiences, so that these become more central to
the direction of research and policy agendas.
With my teaching, I aim to create the space for student growth, both personal growth and growth as
a sociological thinker and actor. To facilitate that, my courses (both in person and online) tend to
include a lot of small group interaction, writing, and activities that ask students to create and do. At
the College of Charleston, I have taught Introductory Sociology (SOCY 101), Introduction to Social
Research (SOCY 271), and Sociology of Child Welfare (SOCY 361)."
To read more about Dr. Arroyo or get in contact to see if working together would be a good fit go to our site. Link in Bio.

09/15/2022

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!!

09/14/2022

Hola



You are invited to a screening of the animated film, Coco (Disney/Pixar 2017), at 5:30PM on Friday, September 16th in ECTR 118. Adults and children of all ages are welcome! Milk and cookies will be served.



Join students. professors, and guests of the Fall 2022 "Talking Spanish, Thinking Sociology" First Year Experience Learning Community as we celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.



We encourage (but do not require) you to RSVP by Thursday at noon, so that we can purchase enough galletas. We intend to start the film at 5:45.



Need to slip in late or leave early? No problem. Want to bring a guest from CofC or beyond? Please do!



Hope to see you there,



Profa Marquina Castillo (Hispanic Studies), Profa Julia Arroyo (Sociology and Anthropology), y los estudiantes de LC20

09/07/2022

Tomorrow 5-6pm! Don’t miss it.

Guest speaker coming September 8th from 5-6pm! Dr. Jamie Pow’s research includes democratic decision making and the way in which citizens interact with this.

09/02/2022

Guest speaker coming September 8th from 5-6pm! Dr. Jamie Pow’s research includes democratic decision making and the way in which citizens interact with this.

09/02/2022

Guest speaker coming September 8th! Dr. Jamie Pow’s research includes democratic decision making and the way in which citizens interact with it.

07/19/2022

Did you hear?! It's official! We have the No. 1 program in SC!

05/24/2022

Field school is underway! Our students are hard at work.

05/10/2022

Congrats to all our grads out there! We here at the department have no words for how proud we are of all that y'all have accomplished. We wish you the best! Raddest of the Rad because you're a Grad!

Photos from School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston's post 05/08/2022

Congratulations Jay and Cora!

Photos from School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston's post 04/29/2022

Congratulations Gabbi and Hunter!

What Do Anthropologists Do? 04/19/2022

What Do Anthropologists Do?

What Do Anthropologists Do? Anthropologists study humans in all our extraordinary history and diversity. Check out this overview of professional anthropology.

03/12/2022

CofC Student Opens A Food Truck

01/27/2022
Photos from College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology's post 10/28/2021

On Wednesday, a few of us in the department ambushed Dr. Dickinson to wish him a happy 82nd birthday! He got his muffins and his students got some snacks as a booster before their exam. Happy birthday, Dr. Dickinson!

60 Resources for Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Communities 09/17/2021

60 Resources for Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Happy Citizenship Day! Today we celebrate those who immigrated to this country and went through the process of gaining citizenship. Annually, over 700,000 people obtain US citizenship. Naturalization applications typically take 14.5 months to process but the full process is longer. Overall, full naturalization can take anywhere from 18 to 24 months.
If you are interested in supporting immigrant and refugee communities, check out the link below. Stay safe out there!

https://www.onlinemswprograms.com/resources/social-issues/support-resources-immigrants-refugees/

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08/02/2021

The Sociology and Anthropology department is hiring for a student assistant position for the upcoming academic year. If you are interested in applying, please submit an application by Friday, August 6th through the link below:
https://bit.ly/SOCYANTHAPP

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Alums Make Their Mark With Business Apis Mercantile 07/19/2021

Alums Make Their Mark With Business Apis Mercantile

Alums Make Their Mark With Business Apis Mercantile Above: Apis Mercantile founders John Berdux and Liam Becker. Tucked into a nondescript string of warehouses on James Island is a burgeoning enterprise founded by two College of Charleston alumni and operated by several more. Liam Becker '16 and John Berdux '14 – the founders and proprietors of Api...

Timeline photos 06/11/2021

Timeline photos

This we salute Dr. Heath Hoffmann, Professor of Sociology, who - believe it or not - had vowed as an undergraduate never to take a sociology class! At Western Washington University, Dr. Hoffmann vowed never to take Intro to Sociology because it was taught in a huge lecture hall with 250-300 students. But, for some reason, he ended up enrolling in the class and fell in love with the sociological perspective. “It just made more sense to me to examine the larger social institutions, cultural norms and settings and the social contexts that shape individual psychology,” he says.

His commitment to teaching and sociology was cemented when he met Dr. John Richardson, a Professor of Sociology. “Dr. John” gave him the opportunity to teach classes and facilitate discussion with his peers, and he loved it.

Dr. Hoffmann describes his mentor’s support:
“One day, Dr. John said to me after class, ‘Where have you been all my life? You can do this academic thing.’ His confidence in me and my love for the work stuck, and here I am.”

Dr. John’s faith in him is affirmed in Dr. Hoffmann’s ability to connect with and engage students in both face-to-face and online classes. “A lot of people assume face-to-face classes are superior,” he says, “but I have found that it's not the format that shapes students' learning but what you do with and for students in the class.”

Dr. Hoffmann has taught a first year seminar class on the War on Drugs that met once a week in a minimum security prison. College of Charleston students studied alongside 15 men who were incarcerated in the facility. They all studied the same materials and completed the same assignments. The CofC students later said that the class was the most transformative experience they had at the College.

In his spare time, Dr. Hoffmann enjoys do-it-yourself projects that allow him to improve his home or fix things that are not working as they should. He embraces the process of learning something knew and accomplishing a practical goal.

Dr. Hoffmann, the experiential learning opportunities you’ve provided your students have been life-changing, and your dedication shines through no matter what the format!! ✨👏👏

Research Strategist job with Matchstick | 578067 06/02/2021

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Timeline photos 05/14/2021

Timeline photos

This HSS Feature Friday we salute members of the dedicated HSS faculty who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of first-year students! They help to ensure that students make a smooth transition to college life and have a great start to their College of Charleston journeys. ✨
At the end of the academic year, FYE asks all first-year students to recognize any individual on campus who has made an impact on their first-year. These HSS faculty members were selected for their outstanding service!! 👏👏
Richard Bodek, History
Christopher Boan-Lenzo, Sociology
Adam Domby, History
Thomas Nadelhoffer, Philosophy
Kathleen Beres-Rogers, English
Paul Roof, Sociology
Claire Wofford, Political Science
Thank you all for your kindness and service and for making a difference in the lives of students!
Learn more and see all the winners: https://fye.cofc.edu/fye-awards/index.php

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