UNCA Sociology & Anthropology Department

UNCA Sociology & Anthropology Department We offer a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that develops critical thinking & communication skills relevant for living and working in a diverse world.

Congratulations to UNC Asheville Sociology grad Candice Bangham on this great coverage of her important work to support ...
04/20/2020
‘I Have Never Been More Hopeful’ | SPH | Boston University

Congratulations to UNC Asheville Sociology grad Candice Bangham on this great coverage of her important work to support healthcare professionals on the frontlines of COVID-19. Proud of you, Candice!

Alums Raagani Jawa and Candice Bangham are part of the new initiative BMC Need PPE, which secures personal protective equipment for Boston Medical Center healthcare workers through donations, advocacy, and data collection.

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04/16/2020
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“When the rule is to stay in your home, and you don’t have a home, where do you go?" - UNC Asheville junior Megan Clay, who has launched the "Corona Tent Project"

Just a reminder--the master class is happening right now, and the lecture is tonight! Kudos to the Sociology & Anthropol...
11/07/2019

Just a reminder--the master class is happening right now, and the lecture is tonight!
Kudos to the Sociology & Anthropology Club for organizing this important event, and thanks to all who contributed. Don't miss the lecture by Candis Cox today, Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in Lipinsky, or check out the master class (also today) at 12 p.m. in the Highsmith Blue Ridge Room

Candis Cox is coming to UNCA this week! Kudos to the Sociology & Anthropology Club for organizing this important event, ...
11/05/2019

Candis Cox is coming to UNCA this week! Kudos to the Sociology & Anthropology Club for organizing this important event, and thanks to all who contributed. Don't miss the lecture this Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in Lipinsky, or check out the master class on the same day at 12 p.m. in the Highsmith Blue Ridge Room

Applied Social Research Workshop students Alayna Graves and Jordan Zimmer featured for their important work with The Com...
10/21/2019

Applied Social Research Workshop students Alayna Graves and Jordan Zimmer featured for their important work with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina!

Elizabeth Brazas and members of the Program Department met with UNC Asheville’s Lyndi Hewitt and students from her Applied Social Research class to launch a collaboration that will include a review and assessment of CFWNC’s grant documents and processes to look for unintended bias and barriers for regional nonprofits.

#cfwncfacetoface #wncphilanthropy #buncombecounty #uncasheville

This is happening today!
10/08/2019

This is happening today!

Information session next Tuesday October 8 at 12 p.m. Please bring your advising questions, your thoughts about internsh...
10/03/2019

Information session next Tuesday October 8 at 12 p.m. Please bring your advising questions, your thoughts about internships, and your appetite for chocolate!

Just a reminder that this is happening tomorrow! 12 p.m. in Zageir 236
09/23/2019

Just a reminder that this is happening tomorrow! 12 p.m. in Zageir 236

For those considering grad school, stop by this information session with Dr. Marcia Ghidina and Dr. John Wood next Tuesd...
09/18/2019

For those considering grad school, stop by this information session with Dr. Marcia Ghidina and Dr. John Wood next Tuesday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. in Zageir 236. Free chocolate while supplies last!

09/16/2019
Check out the information session tomorrow on the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Applied Social Science Research, happ...
08/19/2019

Check out the information session tomorrow on the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Applied Social Science Research, happening on Tuesday August 20 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (light refreshments served)

Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Lyndi Hewitt was selected for the Community Connector Award! This article highlight...
06/21/2019
Social Science and Social Change: Community Connector Award Winner Lyndi Hewitt - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Lyndi Hewitt was selected for the Community Connector Award! This article highlights Dr. Hewitt's work in the community, including recent work with Women for Women, a women’s giving circle through the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Dr. Hewitt was also instrumental in creating the new interdisciplinary certificate in applied social science research, which students will be able to participate in for the first time in the coming fall semester of 2019.

“This is what I’ve always wanted to do,” Lyndi Hewitt said. “This is the type of meaningful work I always hoped could be possible in an academic setting.”

05/12/2019

Congratulations to all of our wonderful graduates!!

An event happening this evening courtesy of the Sociology and Anthropology Club: two professors from Warren Wilson Colle...
04/24/2019

An event happening this evening courtesy of the Sociology and Anthropology Club: two professors from Warren Wilson College will be speaking about their research interests and their journey with sociology and anthropology.
Dr. Siti Kusujiarti studies Gender and Development, Southeast Asian Topics, Rural and Environmental Sociology, and Sociology of Disaster.
Dr. Christey Carwile studies Water Religions in West Africa and the Diaspora, Gender, Power and the Politics of Reproduction, African Aesthetics in Popular Dance, and Ethnochoreography.
Come out and listen to these amazing speakers and bring your questions!
Wednesday April 24 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in ZAG 227

Happening today: panel on Careers in Social Change11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in ZAG 236Come explore what you can do with a S...
04/09/2019

Happening today: panel on Careers in Social Change
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in ZAG 236
Come explore what you can do with a Social Science degree. Featuring four local professionals working in fields related to social change or social justice.
Also free chocolate! and 500 Now Points

This lecture is happening today at 11:45 a.m. in Zageir 236. Come check it out!
03/26/2019

This lecture is happening today at 11:45 a.m. in Zageir 236. Come check it out!

Anthropology-related Chocolate Tuesday happening TODAY! at 11:45 a.m.
in Zageir 236. Come check it out!

Anthropology-related Chocolate Tuesday happening TODAY! at 11:45 a.m.  in Zageir 236. Come check it out!
03/21/2019

Anthropology-related Chocolate Tuesday happening TODAY! at 11:45 a.m.
in Zageir 236. Come check it out!

This is happening tonight, folks! Please RSVP to Dr. Hewitt if you're planning to come.
02/26/2019

This is happening tonight, folks! Please RSVP to Dr. Hewitt if you're planning to come.

Next Tuesday come learn about the Applied Social Research Lab at ETSU and the opportunities for funded positions in their Masters program. Dr. Martha Copp presenting, along with current ETSU grad students.
Tuesday Feb. 26
5:15 p.m. ZAG 237

02/22/2019
Tanya Golash-Boza

UC Merced Sociologist Tanya Golash-Boza explains the racial wealth gap.

African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinxs have less than 10 percent of the wealth that whites have. In 2016, the average White family had over $170,000 in net worth whereas the average Black family had about $17,000 in net worth. This video explains these racial disparities in wealth.

Next Tuesday come learn about the Applied Social Research Lab at ETSU and the opportunities for funded positions in thei...
02/21/2019

Next Tuesday come learn about the Applied Social Research Lab at ETSU and the opportunities for funded positions in their Masters program. Dr. Martha Copp presenting, along with current ETSU grad students.
Tuesday Feb. 26
5:15 p.m. ZAG 237

Brave the rain and come out tomorrow for a Chocolate Tuesday event for SOC & ANTH students. "Careers in Sociology & Anth...
02/18/2019

Brave the rain and come out tomorrow for a Chocolate Tuesday event for SOC & ANTH students. "Careers in Sociology & Anthropology" will be a presentation by the UNCA Career Center, and will feature free chocolate for attendees.
Scheduled for Tuesday February 19 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in ZAG 236

Stop by the Laurel Form tonight to see Dr. Corey Dolgon's lecture on the role of folk songs in labor organizing and othe...
02/11/2019

Stop by the Laurel Form tonight to see Dr. Corey Dolgon's lecture on the role of folk songs in labor organizing and other social movements (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.). If you're looking to collect NowPoints, this event is worth 500!

MLK Jr. Week at UNCA features many great opportunities  including a discussion session on Wednesday Jan. 23 featuring Dr...
01/22/2019
Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Week of Activities: University Update 2 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

MLK Jr. Week at UNCA features many great opportunities including a discussion session on Wednesday Jan. 23 featuring Dr. Lyndi Hewitt, Dr. Sarah Judson and Dr. Tiece Ruffin on "Intersectional Movement Building: Challenges and Possibilities." Discussion session is open only to UNCA students. 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in Highsmith Student Union Mountain Suites.

See link below for more events, including keynote lecture (open to the public) by Tamika D. Mallory, national co-president of the Women’s March.

We write to update you on the complete list of Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities, and give you an idea of what is in the planning stages for related special events beyond the next week. As is the case every year, our keynote lecture – this year by Tamika D. Mallory, co-president of the …

Asheville City Schools Foundation
12/06/2018

Asheville City Schools Foundation

We want to provide a major THANK YOU to UNC Asheville students and Professor, Dr. Megan Underhill for coming to Asheville High School last week and speaking with students and faculty of the Social Studies Department. Students were able to engage in enriching discussion about racial representation within course curriculum in Social Studies and speak openly about their experiences and how we can find solutions to achieve more success within our learning communities.

These students are the present and future towards being agents of change!

#uncasheville #acsfoundation #studentleaders #makingpositivechange #theacsway #community #workingtogether #excellencewithequity

Don't miss Dr. Ewoodzie's talk tonight at 5 p.m. in the Laurel Forum!
11/15/2018

Don't miss Dr. Ewoodzie's talk tonight at 5 p.m. in the Laurel Forum!

Dr. Joseph Ewoodzie will be speaking at UNCA's Laurel Forum next Thursday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m.
11/08/2018

Dr. Joseph Ewoodzie will be speaking at UNCA's Laurel Forum next Thursday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m.

This coming Tuesday October 16, a workshop offered for those interested in taking our department's internship course. Wo...
10/12/2018

This coming Tuesday October 16, a workshop offered for those interested in taking our department's internship course. Workshop runs from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in Zageir 236

A reminder about today's event for Sociology & Anthropology students: a session with useful advising information and a c...
10/02/2018

A reminder about today's event for Sociology & Anthropology students: a session with useful advising information and a chance to learn more about our internship course. Tuesday October 2 from 11:45 - 1:00 in ZAG 236

10/01/2018
Asheville City Schools Foundation

Look what former SOC student Caroline Crowley is up to!

Huge thanks to Caroline for choosing to spend her Americorps volunteer year serving with our IRL Program! We are delighted to have her on our team!

For Sociology & Anthropology students: a session this coming Tuesday 10/2 with useful advising information and a chance ...
09/27/2018

For Sociology & Anthropology students: a session this coming Tuesday 10/2 with useful advising information and a chance to learn more about our internship course. Tuesday October 2 from 11:45 - 1:00 in ZAG 236

Congratulations to our Department Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology Marcia Ghidina on publication of this artic...
09/20/2018
Finding God in Grain: Crop Circles, Rationality, and the Construction of Spiritual Experience - Ghidina - - Symbolic Interaction - Wiley Online Library

Congratulations to our Department Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology Marcia Ghidina on publication of this article!

ARTICLE Finding God in Grain: Crop Circles, Rationality, and the Construction of Spiritual Experience Marcia J. Ghidina Corresponding Author E-mail address:[email protected] University of North Carolina at Asheville Direct all correspondence to Department of Sociology and Anthropology, CPO #1930, Uni...

09/17/2018

Just a reminder to come to the information session tomorrow if you're interested in going to grad school, or if you're thinking of applying to an academic conference. Professors Lyndi Hewitt, Megan Underhill and Heidi Kelley can give you information to help you along your way. Tuesday 9/18 from 12:00-1:00 pm in ZAG 236
Free chocolate!

09/10/2018

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