Rodrigo Dorfman is a Chilean-born, Latino visual storyteller and community activist known for his work documenting the Great Latino Migration to the American South. Photo by Rodrigo Dorfman (

September 26: "The Making of the Nuevo South" with Rodrigo Dorfman
Sep 13, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of S...

App State Sociology Welcomes Dr. Ruth Carmi
Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Ruth Carmi joined the department in 2023. Her research and teaching focus on intersectionality, gender & sexuality, law and society, and peace...

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Sociology Welcomes Assistant Professor for Fall 2023
Aug 29, 2023

Dr. Elizabeth Trudeau joined the department in 2023. She particularly focuses on research and teaching in the areas of criminology, gender & sexua...

Congratulations to our 2023 Graduates and Award Winners!
May 16, 2023

The Department of Sociology would like to recognize our Outstanding Seniors and Scholarship Recipients for the 2022-2023 year. Scholarship Recipi...

Immigrant Mountaineer Movement Conference

March 24: Immigrant Mountaineer Movement Conference
Mar 15, 2023

BOONE, N.C. —The first Immigrant Mountaineer Movement Conference will be held on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first and second fl...

App State's Center for Appalachian Studies to present "Calls from Home" film screening
Mar 9, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Appalachian Studies and Department of Sociology are proud to present a screening of “Calls...

RRI Seed Grant recipients share research outcomes
Jan 13, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — In Fall 2021, Appalachian State University's Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation (RRI), the newest department in t...

Fall 2022 Outstanding Seniors
Dec 6, 2022

Congratulations to the Department of Sociology’s Outstanding Seniors of 2022! Your academic excellence and your contributions to the Appalachian soc...

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Alumni Spotlight: Matthew Johnston and His Experiences with Health and Aging
Oct 13, 2022

Meet Matthew Johnston, a 2010 graduate of App State with a BA in Sociology. Below are his answers to select questions about his success after graduati...

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Alumni Spotlight: Gaige Cogswell Shares His Story From Higher Education to the Corporate World
Oct 10, 2022

Meet Gaige Cogswell, who graduated in 2018 from App State with a BS degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Inequalities and a minor in Psy...