News & Events

  • The piece by Jadyn Petterson-Rae '15 is called "One in Five," and illustrates the statistic that one in five women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. The installation works to humanize the issue while presenting the statistic in a way that makes it a tangible reality. Twenty-one women have come forward and put a face to this issue. Although sexual assault is not limited to a single demographic, the national statistic she is working with specifically focuses on women....

  • Are the soaring costs of college keeping millennials from starting households of their own? Read the results of recent research by Assistant Professor Jason Houle here.

  • Critical Political Economy

    Sociology 49.23 at the 2A hour, Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

    Political economy was formulated as a central field of research since the 19th century, designed to comprehend both fields - politics and economics - and how they interact, at the local, regional and global level. Since the 2008 financial crisis it became a very popular field of research, highlighting varied and opposed theoretical approaches. The course will focus...

  • Each year approximately 125 colleges and universities are invited to nominate a student for a Beinecke Scholarship, and 20 new scholarships were awarded in 2016. The Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company to honor Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke. The Board created an endowment to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to...

  • Assistant Professor Kimberly Rogers was awarded a CompX grant from the Neukom Institute for her project “Modeling Identity Dynamics and Uncertainty in Social Interactions: Bayesian Affect Control Theory.” CompX grants support the development of novel computational techniques and the application of computational methods to research across the campus and professional schools.             

    The award will support the development of simulation and visualization software powered by BayesACT...

  • Misagh Parsa, Professor of Sociology, explains that the rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran have routinely used external conflicts to divert public attention from domestic problems, deflect attacks, promote national cohesion, and repress their opponents. Read the full story.

  • As a metaphor, the cartoon character Popeye provides perhaps rather surprising insight into how underrepresented students can experience college, writes Denise Anthony, Vice Provost of Academic Initiatives and Professor of Sociology. Read the full story.

  • A new study by Assistant Professor of Sociology Jason Houle and two co-authors confirms reports that there’s a student-loan gap between black and white young adults, reports Inside Higher Ed.

    “The study, published in the journal Race and Social Problems, finds that black young adults have 68.2 percent more student loan debt, on average, than do white young adults,” writes Inside Higher Ed.


  • Nancy Bloomfield '99, a Sociology major, received the Ongoing Commitment Award for 2016.  This award is one of the Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards. These Awards, co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, William Jewett Tucker Center, Dartmouth Center for Service, and Geisel School of Medicine, were established to recognize members of the Dartmouth community including alumni/ae, current and former faculty,...

  • While social-media posts are publicly expressive, engaging in conversation with other users, data from search engines can signal latent attitudes, according to Joe DiGrazia, a Neukom fellow, based in the Sociology Department whose research focuses on computational methodologies in the social sciences. Instead of answering a question from a pollster, entering a search on a site like Google or Bing is honest and immediate — your search history doesn’t lie.  Read the full story...