News & Events

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology Kimberly B. Rogers is one of twelve scholars selected by the The Eastern Region Campus Compact as a 2019-2020 Engaged Scholar. The Engaged Scholars Initiative seeks to develop, support and connect leaders who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues.  Read more about the ESI and the other selected participants...

  • Picturing rural New England, one might conjure an image from a Norman Rockwell painting: rolling green pastures dotted with red barns, steepled white churches, and covered bridges dating back to the Colonial era. When it comes to the Upper Valley, a collection of small towns along the Connecticut River in Vermont and New Hampshire, even today, this image isn’t far from the truth. While the physical place and its institutions have not changed much, the racial demographics of this area have...

  • For her senior capstone project, Sophia Stone '18, elected to research the history of Sociology at Dartmouth. She compiled her findings in a website:

  • Senior Sociology Major Mark Griffith has won the 2018 Undergraduate Paper Award at the Southern Demographic Association Conference in Durham, NC. for his paper "The Association Between Birthplace and Wages for Recent Migrants to the U.S." Mark's paper is part of his Dartmouth senior honors thesis, which he is working on with advisor...

  • In the October 3 issue of The D, Novi Zhukovsky explores the Jennifer Jiwon Lee's senior thesis “Who Speaks and Who Listens: An Examination of Gender Differences in Dartmouth Classrooms.” In her article "Speaking Up Gender Imbalance in the Classroom," Zhukovsky discusses disparities in when and how men and women speak in Dartmouth classes with Lee's thesis advisor, Associate Professor...

  • A recent piece on CNBC, "Racial wealth inequality is worsened by student debt, study finds" highlights the work of Assistant Professor Jason Houle in his study titled "Racial Disparities in Student Debt and the Reproduction of the Fragile Black Middle Class," published this year in the journal Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

  • Professor of Sociology Kathryn Lively will serve a one-year appointment as interim dean of the College.  The dean of the College is Dartmouth’s senior officer responsible for undergraduate academic life, overseeing the division of student affairs and leading the house professors and Dartmouth’s six house communities.

    “I’m very excited to take on this role, which is a unique opportunity to promote co-curricular life and the relationship between student affairs and academic success,”...

  • Little is known of Dartmouth's historical connections to the institution of slavery. This research seminar investigates the college's economic entanglement in the trade and slaveholding; as a site for the intellectual legitimation and contestation of slavery; and the contributions of enslaved persons to its development.

  • The Sociology Department will be moving to the third floor of Blunt Hall on August 24, 2018

    Main Office (Department Administrator) 302

    John Campbell, Chair: 306C
    Marc Dixon: 306D
    Jason Houle: 301F
    Deborah King: 308B
    Kathy Lin: 301B
    Kathryn Lively: 308C
    Janice McCabe: 301A
    Misagh Parsa: 308D
    Kimberly Rogers: 308E
    Emily Walton: 306B

    Postdoctoral Fellows
    Sunmin Kim: 301D
    Joshua Kaiser: 301E
    Jun Zhao: 306A

  • Want to know how capitalism really works, or what we are doing about global inequality? Professor Lev Grinberg of Ben-Gurion University will be on campus fall 2018, teaching Critical Political Economy (SOCY 49.09) in the 11 hour and Global Inequality Protests (SOCY 79.09) in the two hour.