Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work News and Events 


Scholarship Available


The department is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for our 2017-2018 student scholarships. The Jonathan T. and Harriet M. Howe Scholarship is for students majoring in sociology with a preference given to students seeking a degree after a period of absence of at least one year from college (additional preference is given to spouses of military personnel).

For more information about eligibility requirements, the application process and the application form Howe Scholarship 2017. The application deadline is March 3, 2017 at 5 p.m.



Eighth Annual Undergraduate Student Symposium, Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Call for Submissions!  

Working on a research project or paper in your Sociology, Anthropology, or Social Work class that you would like to develop into a professional presentation? Submit your application to present in our eighth annual Undergraduate Student Symposium, which will be held on Saturday April 8. This is a great opportunity to present your work in a friendly and supportive academic environment! The deadline for submissions is February 10. See the 2017 Symposium Flyer at our website under News & Events for details. When you're ready to submit your abstract, use the link SASW's 8th Student Symposium to access the online submission system.




Congratulations to Professor Dawn Sweeten for being named Educator of the Year by our local National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Further congratulations to our student, Ms. Kasey Hart, as she was selected BSW Student of the Year.



Congratulations to our faculty on their publications and presentations! Great job everyone!  


Dr. David Jaffee and Dr. David Bensman published the article, “Draying and Picking: Precarious Work and Labor Action in the Logistics Sector” in WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 19 (March), 57-79, 2016.


Dr. Ron Lukens-Bull presented “When Pluralism Became a Value for a Muslim Militia: The Case of Banser (Barisan Ansor Serba Gen)” on the Panel Islamic Authenticity and Uncivil Society in Indonesia (sponsored by the Indonesia Timore Leste Studies Committee) at the Association of Asian Studies meetings.  Seattle, March 31, 2016


Dr. Jenny Stuber presented her a research talk titled, “Inside the College Gates: Education as a Social and Cultural Process,” at the Aarhus University Danish School of Education on March 15th and March 17th.


Ross McDonough delivered a presentation on Wednesday March 30, 2016 to the Duval County Public Schools Association of School Psychologists and Social Workers: “Making a Difference to a Child in a Time/Resource-Limited Environment.”




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