The Sociology and Anthropology faculty are actively engaged in scholarship that creates knowledge and aids in developing student research skills. Here are some examples:
- Christina Brooks returned this summer from Historic Williamsburg, Virginia where she carried out research in mortuary archaeology and African diaspora studies as an NEH Challenge Grant fellow. Upon returning to Winthrop, she and her students began the final phase of an archaeological survey of Historic Brattonsville’s enslaved African cemetery which was recently completed by Brooks and her students.
- Rick Chacon recently co-edited a 19 chapter interdisciplinary work dealing with some of the many ethical dilemmas stemming from the reporting of Amerindian-induced environmental degradation and/or warfare. Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Rick Chacon was feature on Inside Higher Ed's "Academic Minute" for his work on Religion and the Revolution.
- Jeannie Haubert is organizing an upcoming paper session at the Southern Sociological Society meetings in 2012 on Service Learning. She and Dr. Williams will present some of their research from Rocha Nicaragua titled “Dirt Floors, Pickup Trucks, and Latrines: Assessing Service Learning in a Developing Country”.Sociology Chair, Jeannie Haubert examines the current state of recovery in New Orleans to honor the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
- Maria Aysa-Lastra Professor of Sociology, Dr. Maria Aysa-Lastra was featured on Inside Higher Ed's "Academic Minute" on Jan 5, 2016
- Jonathan Marx published two paper in 2011, “The Presentation of the Student Role in Everyday Classroom Life” (with departmental colleagues Jennifer Crew Solomon and Bradley G. Tripp) in Assessment Update: Progress, Trends and Practices in Higher Education, 23 (January-February) and “Excluding Mothers-in-Law: Research Note on the Preference of Matrilineal Advice” (with colleagues Lee Q. Miller and Scott Huffmon) in Journal of Family Issues 23(9) 1205-1222. He has an additional paper under review on institutional grade inflation (with David Meeler) that is slated for presentation at the Southern Sociological Society meetings this spring 2012.