News & Events

  • Iranian voters delivered a decisive reelection victory to President Hassan Rouhani, endorsing his efforts to engage with the West and find a peaceful path out of diplomatic isolation.  Sociology Professor Misagh Parsa offers his insights on this development in an article in the Los Angeles Times, which can be read...

  • In the May 12, 2017 edition (Politics section) of the "Times Literary Supplement," Anthony Forbes reviews six recently published books which assess the different cultural, political, military, social and economic paths along which Iran and its enemies have travelled to arrive at the current state of affairs.

    He says: "Misagh Parsa's brilliantly argued Democracy in Iran posits a new revolutionary future for the country, suggesting that as the gap between ruler and ruled widens...

  • Hassan Hassen ’18, a sociology major from Marietta, Ga., has been named a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow—one of 10 undergraduates from across the country selected by the U.S. State Department-funded program for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in U.S. Foreign Service careers. Read the full story in Dartmouth News here.

  • Assistant Professor Kimberly Rogers uses the video game Halo in her "Introductory Sociology" course to teach basic concepts of sociology.  Read more about this specific course here and more about our introductory courses in general here.

  • Dartmouth College Assistant Professor Kimberly Rogers, along with colleagues Tobias Schröder and Jesse Hoey, is receiving a second award (the Outstanding Recent Contribution in Social Psychology Award from the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association) for the following paper:

    Schröder, Tobias, Jesse Hoey, and Kimberly B. Rogers. 2016. "Modeling Dynamic Identities and Uncertainty in Social Interactions Bayesian Affect Control Theory." American Sociological...

  • Online advertisers can already target you based on your age, gender, interests and location. Now, leaked documents suggest Facebook is working on ways to show advertisements based on your emotions and feelings.

    Read the full story here, including...

  • In conjunction with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Dartmouth College will be hosting a two-panel Asian American studies symposium on Wednesday, May 17 and Friday, May 19, 2017.

    "Trans-Pacific Imaginaries: Entanglements and Embodiments of Diaspora in Asian American Studies"

    This symposium interrogates Asian/American studies to conceptualize immigration beyond a literal migration of bodies across borders. The panelists analyze how labor markets, cultural productions,...

  • Sponsored by the U.S. government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other nations through international educational exchanges in more than 155 countries. Fulbright awards are available for research, graduate study, and teaching English.  Sharon Cho ’17 is one of fifteen Dartmouth students and alumni who have been offered Fulbright scholarships this year. Read the full Dartmouth News article...

  • Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, one of the journals of the American Sociological Association, has published this paper by Morgan Matthews '15 and Professor Kathryn Lively: "Making Volunteer-based Democracy 'Work': Gendered Coping Strategies in a Citizen Legislature."  The paper focuses on how state legislators working in a volunteer political institution cope with work and family responsibilities.  Read the full article...

  • Gender, Work and Family

    Sociology 61/WGSS 33.05 at the 2A hour, Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

    The nature of work, family life, and gender relations has changed dramatically over the last half century. This course examines these trends, with a focus on implications for gender inequality in society. We will focus on patterns in paid labor force participation and family life in the United States, and discuss the major debates surrounding the causes and...