Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jonah Birch

Welcome Dr. Jonah Birch to the Department of Sociology!

The Department of Sociology is also happy to welcome Dr. Jonah Birch, who will be serving as a 2-year visiting faculty member at Appalachian Stat...

Dr. Felicia Arriaga

Welcome Dr. Felicia Arriaga to the Department of Sociology!

The Department of Sociology is happy to welcome our newest Assistant Professor, Dr. Felicia Arriaga.   Arriaga is originally from Hendersonv...

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Dr. Ellen Lamont Publishes Article on Hookup Culture with Student

Drs. Ellen Lamont and Teresa Roach (Florida State University) believe that the best way for students to learn about research is for them to participat...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Julie Wiggins

High Country Council of Governments hires Julie Wiggins as Executive Director

BOONE — High Country Council of Governments has selected and hired Julie Wiggins as its new Executive Director, beginning Aug. 1....

Tori Tensi

Senior Sociology Major Tori Tensi: CAS Corps Feature of the Month

The CAS Corps are chosen to  serve as representatives to all constituents of the College of Arts and Sciences and to create, promote and execute ...

Taylor Boyd

Taylor Boyd, Sociology Alum Hard at Work!

Meet Taylor Boyd. Taylor obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in the Fall of 2014. Following his departure from A...

General News

"Making sense of mistreatment: intersectionality and perceptions of everyday discrimination”

Dr. Catherine E. Harnois, Professor in the Department of Sociology and a core faculty member in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexualit...

Dr. David Embrick

Dr. David Embrick: Sanctuaries of White Supremacy: Boundaries of White Space(s) and White Resistance to Change

ABSTRACTThe recent battles, both overt and subtle, regarding the removal of confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy, is often assumed...

PTSD isn't about what's wrong with you, it's about what happened to you

The Sociology of War: Student Documentary Focuses on PTSD

One of the courses offered by App State's Department of Sociology is SOC 3800: Sociology of War. This course defines the social institutions of war an...