Sociology

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  Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
Jen Brooks ’15 sits in a yoga-like pose on a blue gymnastics mat on the floor of her bedroom in Lazier Hall. She faces a wide-screen Mac on a table about 4 inches off the floor. Flowers and 21st birthday cards decorate the nearby windowsill. Using a joystick and a separate...
Karla Erickson will discuss her popular new book How We Die Now: Intimacy and the Work of Dying with a panel of students, faculty, and community members at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Burling Library Lounge. This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will...
Karla Erickson, sociology, began work on her newest book — How We Die Now: Intimacy and the Work of Dying — after she observed the spiritual, physical, and emotional support hospice workers provided her dying grandparents. Erickson, a feminist ethnographer of labor, immerses...
“Are we preparing kids to do what they want to do?” asks Keven Seney, principal of Grinnell Community High School (GHS). Grinnell College students are helping to answer that question with the guidance of Audrey Devine-Eller, assistant professor of sociology. Since spring 2013,...
This summer, Naomi Ramsay ’14 explored issues of tracking and educational stratification in New Jersey. Her research was part of a Mentored Advanced Project with Audrey Devine-Eller. Devine-Eller is writing a book on her years of ethnographic research at a school in New Jersey,...
More than 3,350 pounds of food — about the weight of a Ford Mustang — was donated to families in the Grinnell community during the 2013­–14 school year. This intensive effort was led by Dylan Bondy ’16, who started the Grinnell College chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN)...
Tracy Pa ’15 and Isaiah Tyree ’15 have been awarded federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the spring 2014 semester. Tyree is a history and psychology major from Taos, New Mexico. He will study at the University of...

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Sociology is the scientific study of human behavior in groups. Sociology classes equip you to critically analyze how the social world is organized, sustained, and transformed and to explore issues of individual agency, power, and inequality. Majors can do internships, research,...

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