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Uncertainty about the economy, health care, and the labor market. Ethnic conflicts in an era of rapid globalization. Concern for the environment. Shifting gender arrangements, as work and family come into conflict. Violence in schools, and even houses of worship.

Never has there been a greater need for sociological research focused on the problems and issues of our time. Study sociology and anthropology at Northeastern University, and equip yourself with the practical and theoretical tools needed to address the complex social and cultural issues the U.S. confronts in a period of far-reaching social change.

In Sociology, the Department offers the Bachelor and PhD degrees. In Anthropology, the Department offers the Bachelor degree along with minors and graduate-level concentrations. The Department is home to 25 highly productive scholars whose research has won national and international distinction. Our faculty have won numerous prizes for excellence in the classroom, and many have also played leadership roles in establishing prestigious Centers and inter-disciplinary programs on Northeastern’s campus.

Department News

PhD student Lourdes Vera published…again!

Doctoral student Lourdes Vera’s article “Photopaper as a Tool for Community-Level Monitoring of Industrially Produced Hydrogen Sulfide and Corrosion” has been published in Science Direct, Atmospheric Environment: X5.  Congratulations Lourdes!

PhD student Naomi Darom’s Op-Ed published in the Chicago Tribune

Current PhD student Naomi Darom wrote an op-ed titled “The sexist demand on female superheroes: Save the world and look hot” in the Chicago Tribune, nice work Naomi!

Danny Faber, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, published in The Huntington News

Danny Faber, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, inspires an environmentally-just future through campaigns and research, read about it in The Huntington News here.

Former MA Student Jamie San Andres featured in NIEHS Partnerships in Environmental Public Health Newsletter

Former Sociology MA Student Jamie San Andres has been featured in the NIEHS Partnerships in Environmental Public Health Newsletter for her work on “Combating Exposures in Vulnerable Populations”.

Kathryn Garcia, cultural anthropology senior, mentioned in NPR Video

This summer, Kathryn participated in a 10-week research program, funded by a National Science Foundation grant, to study topics from asylum law to sanctuary city policies and observe case proceedings in federal immigration court. Earlier, she has worked with border communities in Tijuana and Nogales, Mexico, and has interned with the faith-based Hope Border Institute…
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