News & Events

  • Health Policy workshop on "Mental Health Suicide, and the Foreclosure Crisis"
    Assistant Professor Jason Houle

    April 3, 2014
    1930s Room, Rockefeller Center

    In 2007, following decades of increasingly risky borrowing practices, defaults in the sub-prime mortgage market resulted in the worst economic collapse in the U.S. since the Great Depression. The massive scope of the foreclosure crisis, as well as its disproportionate impact on vulnerable...

  • In Sociologyy 36, Sociology of the Family, students conduct primary research to gain insight into their parents’ experiences of balancing work and family. Students interview their parents, transcribe their stories, and analyze them. It is often hard to truly understand the sacrifices our parents made to raise children, the tradeoffs they experienced as they made decisions about whether to stay at home or return to work after the birth of a child, and the ways that these decisions...

  • Vermont Edition features guest Marc Dixon, Associate Professor of Sociology, in an examination of the power of unions, how they have evolved over time and the changing roles they have played.  Hear the story.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology, Jason Houle, explains his research on student debt in "The Society Pages, Social Science That Matters."  Read the story.

  • Students in Professor McCabe’s Social Problems (Socy 2) course learned first-hand about social problems related to mass incarceration, the innocent in prison, and racism through a powerful guest lecture by Fernando Bermudez and Reyna Ramirez, from the New England Innocence Project.

    Fernando Bermudez was wrongfully convicted in 1992 of murdering a teenage boy in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Eyewitnesses identified Bermudez from police photographs and then a lineup; however, four...

  • Health Policy Workshop with Christopher Wildeman, PhD
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University

    March 6, 2014
    Noon - 1:15 p.m.
    Class of 1930s Room, Rockefeller Center

    Researchers have traditionally paid little attention to the role child maltreatment and foster care placement play in shaping child health and racial/ethnic disparities in child health, presumably because they assume that both of these events are rare. I use synthetic cohort life...

  • My thesis, entitled “Hookups, Romantic Relationships, and Companionate Love at Dartmouth” is an exploratory, qualitative study of intimacy norms and meaning-making among college students. My research addresses the question, “What are the ways in which undergraduates conceptualize intimate relationships in an environment where hookups are featured in some campus subcultures?” Although some aspects of intimate relationships have actually remained stable over time, relationships on college...

  • Life Sciences Center

    Friday, January 24, lunch and keynote speaker, 12:30-2:15pm; breakout sessions 2:30-5:45pm

    Saturday, January 25, film screening, 6pm

    For more information click here.

  • Monday, January 27

    9-11am, DCAL in the Library

    This seminar is with Dr. Kristie A. Ford, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Intercultural Studies, and the Director of the Intergroup Relations Program at Skidmore College.

    Dr. Ford will share research findings that evidence Intergroup Dialogue as a unique and transformative educational method that engages students to explore issues of identity, diversity, and inequity while building skills for and commit to...

  • Professor Lane Kenworthy from the Department of Sociology at the University of Arizona is an internationally renowned expert on social inequality.  He will speak at 4pm on Thursday, January 30th in 1 Rockefeller Hall.