News Archive

Monday, February 20, 2017

Three Masters of Sociology students from Lehigh will be presenting their original research at the Eastern Sociology Society (ESS) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....

Thursday, November 17, 2016

On November 16, 2016, the eminent sociologist Dr. Saskia Sassen delivered the Robert C. Williamson Lecture at Lehigh University. Her presentation was...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

If you are considering Lehigh's Masters in Sociology program, we encourage you to attend the upcoming...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Kevin Kniffin (class of 1995, Anthropology) spoke at Cornell University's 2016 homecoming celebrations on September 24. After getting...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Research conducted by Margaret Hagerman (B.A. '04, M.A. '06), now an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lehigh University was a very different place in 1966 when James McIntosh arrived straight from graduate school at Syracuse. What was then an all-male institution is now co-ed; the Department of...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Caroline Kusi, who earned her BA in Sociology from Lehigh in 2011, has accepted a new position--in Rwanda!

Caroline reports...

Monday, February 29, 2016

Students in Professor Judy Lasker's seminar "The Jewish Identity and...

Friday, February 19, 2016

Three of our Masters of Sociology students--Virginia Handley, Brittany Ridge, and Kristen Schmidt--will be presenting papers at the Eastern Sociology Society (ESS) Conference in Boston,...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Please join us for a Research Colloquium Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4:10pm in Maginnes Rm 101. Professor Judith Lasker will present her current research, "Hoping to Help: The Promises and...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

On Saturday, November 14 Lehigh's College of Arts & Sciences will hold a Graduate Open House. We invite anyone considering our...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

On October 3, 2015, Lehigh University President John Simon officially dedicated the newly renovated Williams Hall as part of Lehigh's 150th...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

From the university website: The (Centennial) Class of 1966 broke with tradition by presenting Lehigh University with an academic scepter,...

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dr. John Gatewood, Professor of Anthropology, has pursued an especially active research agenda lately, studying the factors that grain farmers in eastern Pennsylvania perceive as...

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bravo to our graduate students who won summer research grants! Ginger Kuulei Handley and...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dr. David Casagrande, Associate Professor of Anthropology, has received the 2015 Robert C. and Virginia L. Williamson Award for Social...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dr. Heather Beth Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Kelly Austin, who has been named to the prestigious...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mike DeCrosta (BA Sociology, 2011) has been...

Friday, March 27, 2015

At the annual Dean's Awards banquet of the College of Arts and Sciences on March 26, Professor James McIntosh won a Schaufield Award for Advising Excellence in the social sciences. The award was...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Two students in the M.A. sociology program have been awarded prestigious Strohl Graduate Summer Research Fellowships.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sociologists and anthropologists play a major role in public health research and projects. We observe this year's National Public Health Week through a number of...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Congratulations to Sociology Masters student Michael DeCrosta, who has received a $2500 grant from Lehigh University to explore ways to make South Bethlehem more walkable and...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Three Masters of Sociology students and one undergraduate Sociology student will be presenting their papers at the Eastern Sociology...

Friday, January 30, 2015

Heather Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been recognized by Lehigh's...

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is pleased to announce that two new colleagues will be joining us this fall in tenure-track positions.

Sirry Alang, currently...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunny Huang, a junior Sociology major and Eckardt Scholar, has published...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Location: Maginnes Hall, Room 113
Time: 4:10 pm

Nessette Falu is a Ph.D. Candidate in Socio-Cultural...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Berman Center for Jewish Studies

Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:10PM - Humanities Center
Reception following with book signing
This event meets the 5x10 requirement for...

Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Monday, September 15, 2014

In 2012 Heather Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology, made the decision with her family to sell their house and move into a small apartment in a Lehigh University dorm. The only faculty...

Monday, September 29, 2014

On Tuesday, October 14 at 8 p.m., renowned sociologist Dr. Elijah Anderson will present a public lecture entitled "Understanding...

Friday, August 29, 2014

When Theresa Mejia was a junior majoring in Global Studies at Lehigh in 2013, she enrolled in "Political Economy of Globalization" taught by...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in social epidemiology, at the assistant professor level, effective Fall 2015. The position will be a joint appointment...

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology.  The successful candidate will have a research focus on...

Monday, June 23, 2014

Alessandra Bazo Vienrich, who received her M.A. in sociology from our department in May, has been profiled by the Lehigh...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dr. Nikki Tannenbaum, Chair of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, has been named "Queen of the...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dr. Judith Lasker, our N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Sociology, has been honored by Harvard University's Graduate School of...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lehigh's 146th Commencement was held on Monday, May 19, 2014. Congratulations to our newly minted MAs and BAs.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jackie Krasas, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been tapped to fill a newly created position: Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Programs and International Initiatives. Her appointment in...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On Thursday, April 17, Dr. Hugo Ceron-Anaya will give a public research presentation entitled "Golf is a Combat Sport: Towards a Relational Understanding of Sociology." Dr. Ceron-Anaya is...

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dr. Heather Beth Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been recognized for her service to Lehigh's College of Arts and Sciences. Her contributions as a student mentor, director of the...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Monday, April 28, students from our department presented original research from their thesis projects.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lehigh University has awarded summer research grants to three students in our M.A. program. Congratulations to Mike DeCrosta who will be doing research on fracking with Prof. David Casagrande,...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Archaeologist Dr David Small, Professor of Anthropology, is the recipient of a Core Fulbright Scholar award to teach and...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dr Cati Coe, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University-Camden, will give a public talk on Tuesday, March 25 entitled "'Will...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Joanne Hoffman, who earned bachelors degrees in anthropology and chemical engineering from Lehigh (as part of the university's...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

One faculty member and three graduate students of the department will present their research at the Eastern Sociological Society...

Monday, November 25, 2013

David Casagrande, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Lehigh, has published an op-ed in The Morning Call challenging the way community leaders decided to sell the South Side's...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kelly Austin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has co-authored an article in the journal Sociological Inquiry...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Congratulations to Lyndsey Collins, SSP major, who will be starting the Masters program in Sociology in January 2014.  She is currently an outreach intern for IvyConnect, a private community in...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Joshua Lynn (2013 graduate of Lehigh's Sociology MA program) and Alessandra Vienrich (2nd-year student in the program) have been working on a survey of people using South Bethlehem's Greenway. See...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

From the Fall 2013 issue of Acumen, the magazine of Lehigh University's College of Arts & Sciences (p. 9): 

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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Lehigh University Eckardt Scholars Program, Class of 2015 cohort, has published a book titled 'Look to the Sky' (2012). This book is a collection of fifteen short stories examining...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Natalya Surmachevska, a student in Lehigh University's MA sociology program, has spent her summer vacation working with mobile eye care clinics in the West African nation of Ghana. She hopes to...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Dr. Judith Lasker discussed the value of short-term international volunteer programs in global health at the first event hosted by the Lehigh Bioethics Club Wednesday night [Sept. 18] in...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Professor Dmitri Bondarenko, an anthropologist who teaches at the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will visit Lehigh University on Tuesday, September 24. He will...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Misty Curreli, who earned a masters degree in sociology from Lehigh, is starting a new position as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Suffolk Community College.  She is one of ten of our MA...

Friday, July 12, 2013

A profile of Robert "Bob" Williamson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Lehigh University, has appeared on the Lehigh...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Heather Beth Johnson, associate professor of sociology, has been picked to serve on the American Sociological Association's section on Children and Youth. She received this honor via a nation-wide...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What do Americans' short-term service trips abroad achieve, and what benefits do the communities targeted by these projects receive? Judy Lasker, Professor of Sociology, has spent much of the last...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

On Monday, May 20, 2013, Lehigh University held its 145th Commencement. Best wishes to our newly minted B...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director of Fairmount Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia, has received a 2013 "Rising Star" award from the Philadelphia Association of Community...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A newly awarded Lehigh CORE grant will fund an eight-member interdisciplinary research team studying the impacts of hydraulic...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

David Small, Professor of Anthropology, has received two grants (one Faculty Research Grant and one Faculty Innovation grant)...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, traveled to France from April 8-13 at the invitation of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs. He met with...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Kelly Austin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has published a research article in the journal Population & Environment...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sociology M.A. students Krittiya Kantachote and Charlene Reidy have earned a "Level Two Certificate of Participation"  from the Teacher Development Program...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sophia Dent, a senior double-majoring in Biology and Anthropology, is one of two students to win the 2013...

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Soc/Anth department welcomes our newest faculty member, Kelly Austin. Learn more about her here.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Congrats to Thomas Janis, an Ed School grad student who has taken many of his grad courses in the Soc/Anth department, including theory and methods. He is traveling to Turkey this fall on a...

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Pennsylvania Sociological Society (PSS) is holding their annual meeting October 12th and 13th at Penn State Schuylkill Haven. This is a great venue to present your first academic paper. If you...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Senator Casey’s office is currently looking for interns! If you are a soc/anth senior looking for an internship to meet the major requirements, you should fill out the internship application...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Welcome to our incoming cohort of graduate students: Alessandra Vienrich,
Christa Hendrickson, Emily Santana, Matt Malone, Megan Goelz, Natalya
Surmachevska, Noelle Smart, Shawn...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The August 30th edition of the London Review of Books includes the essay “What Went Wrong with Mali?”, by Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Check it out! ...