Eberly News

New book explores correlation between pornography, violence against women

Most of pornography consumed today involves some form of physical aggression or verbal degradation abuse, objectification and a power imbalance. So it’s only natural that frequent exposure influences young people’s idea of a healthy sexuality, says West Virginia University sociologist Walter DeKeseredy.

Bill Mase

Sociology and Anthropology to host rural health speaker April 14

The West Virginia University Department of Sociology and Anthropology will host Dr. Bill Mase, associate professor at the College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University for a lecture titled “Rural Communities Access to Healthcare Services: People Policy, and Poverty” April 14 at 3:30 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center.

Melissa Latimer

WVU Sociology professor featured in Science Magazine

Diversity is well recognized by industry, the academy, and other institutions as an incubator for learning, creativity and innovation. 

Sociology Instructor Daniel Brewster shares candy with Nicaraguan children

Sociology instructor leads Nicaragua study abroad trip addressing health, medicine

While some students travel home for spring break or take much needed vacations, others choose travel to regions of the world on coordinated study abroad opportunities.

WVU Sociology & Anthropology to host prominent sociologist

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is pleased to announce that Randall Collins will be on campus to present “When Violence Happens, or Not: The Emotional Dynamics of Violent Situations” at 4 p.m. March 29 in White Hall B51.

Stein elected as NCSA Vice President

West Virginia University Associate Professor Rachel Stein has been elected vice president of the North Central Sociological Association. The NCSA is a regional sociology association including: Eastern Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.

Rachael Woldoff

Sociologist studies affordable housing, community, and the lives of New York City’s middle class in new book

Between 14th and 23rd streets in New York City lies an 80-acre community along the East River called Stuyvesant Town.

Mary L. Thomas Lecture Series to feature University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Dov Cohen

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has announced that Dov Cohen, the next speaker in the Mary L. Thomas Lecture series, will present “Honor, Dignity, and Face” March 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Ming Hsieh 122.