We have 12 full-time faculty members who conduct research and teach courses on a range of compelling topics, including the sociology of culture, family, law, religion, education, work, race and ethnicity, gender, business, criminal justice, politics, immigration, sport, emotion, and health. Our courses offer students the opportunity to examine the often complex causes and consequences of socioeconomic status, gender, race, and sexual orientation inequality. Students can earn certification for concentrations in crime and criminal justice, business and society, and the social determinants of health and well-being.
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Kristen Bryant (’12)
Kristen Bryant (’12) works in Boston for Doorways to Dreams, a nonprofit organization that pioneers savings innovations for low-income consumers.
John Brigagliano (’13)
John Brigagliano (’13) graduated from WFU with a sociology major and history minor. For two years after graduation John is teaching high school science in Delaware with Teach for America. At some point in the future he plans to earn additional degrees in Education, Law, or Sociology.
Nancy (Aguillon) Diaz (’13)
Nancy (Aguillon) Diaz (’13) graduated from Wake Forest with a sociology major and a minor in American Ethnic Studies. At Wake, she won the Martin Luther King, Jr Building the Dream Award for her commitment to public service. After graduation, she worked as the Scholar’s Counselor in the Office of…
Adam Abelkop (‘07)
Adam Abelkop (‘07) received his J.D. in 2010 from the University of Iowa College of Law where he worked for Plains Justice, a public interest environmental law and policy center. He completed a Ph.D. in public policy at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and is currently…