News & Events

  • Clint Hendler '05

    When applying for your first job out of college, it can be hard to frame your undergraduate experience in a way that just might appear relevant to whoever ends up reading your cover letter. But as a senior and recent graduate trying to break into journalism, I remember a sentence that I used all the time: "Sociology gave me the tools to understand the backstory."

    Nearly 10 years on, I've come to realize that it was more than a nice-sounding line: things I...

  • Click the links below to read the two segments including Associate Professor Marc Dixon's commentary.

  • Assistant Professor Janice McCabe co-authored a paper on gender representations in children’s books. It was recently featured in Contexts magazine in an article on female leadership in the Hunger Games. The paper analyzed nearly 6,000 children’s books and found that males are represented nearly twice as often as females in titles and more than one-and-a-half times as often as females as central characters.

    The Contexts article can be read...

  • A study by Dartmouth’s Jason Houle and a colleague from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that student debt appears to have a bigger impact on homeownership among black borrowers than among white borrowers, reports The Wall Street Journal.

    Houle, an assistant professor of sociology, and his colleague found that among those with some secondary education, “having $10,000 more in student debt is associated with a 6 percentage point lower probability of homeownership and...

  • The recent U.S. foreclosure crisis contributed significantly to the nation’s jump in suicides, independent of other economic factors associated with the Great Recession, according to a new study by Dartmouth and Purdue University professors.

    The study, appearing in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health, is the first to show a correlation between foreclosure and suicide rates.

    The authors analyzed state-level foreclosure and suicide rates from 2005 to...

  • This year's MSS thesis presentations will take place on Friday, May 16th in the 1930s Room, Rockefeller Center.  All are welcome.
    3:30pm, Alexis Savini, "Accreditation of Forensic Labs: Qualities of Accredited and Non-Accredited Labs and Implications for Wrongful Conviction."
    4:30pm, Todor Parushev, "Market Competition in the Liner Shipping Industry—Evolution, Stability and Concentration in South America."

  • "Telling My Story"
    Final Performance at Sullivan County House of Corrections, Unity, NH
    6pm on Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th

    Dear Friends,
    We would like to extend an invitation for you to join the students of Dartmouth College’s Women & Gender Studies (WGST 66.5) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS 364) "Telling Stories for Social Change” along with the female inmates of Sullivan County House of Corrections, for a collaborative and original end of...

  • Mario Small, Ph.D.
    Dean of the Social Sciences Division
    Professor of Sociology
    University of Chicago

    "Everyday Experience in American Ghettoes:  Are Some Cities More Punishing than Others?"

    By the end of the 20th century, the dominant theories of urban poverty argued that U.S. ghettoes had become isolated areas devoid of everyday institutions and disconnected from mainstream society.  I examine whether the conventional models have underestimated the extent of...

  • New course description:

    SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, Sociology 23 at 2A
    Social movements are collective attempts to promote or resist social change, from the way people live their lives, to how governments govern, to how economic systems distribute rewards. This course examines why and when social movements come about, the organizations and strategies they adopt, and the circumstances in which they are most impactful. We explore these issues by researching...

  • This class takes place Friday, April 25 at noon in the Visual Arts Center room 108.  For further information on the class, please see here.  Students interested in participating should rsvp blitz to Cheryl Coutermarsh, the Administrator in the Film Studies Department.

    Information about the associated film screening of "Through a Lens Darkly" can be seen...