The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mary Washington offers a B.A. in sociology and in anthropology. The sociology program studies the social factors that shape life in modern America and the world, and the methods and theories sociologists use to study and explain these. The anthropology program studies the practices and beliefs of Non-Western and Western societies as well as global processes such as colonialism and neo-colonialism, with the goal of understanding what it means to be human in the broadest sense. For more information, visit the Sociology and Anthropology webpage.

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Submissions from 2015

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Motherhood in U.S. Academe: How the Presence of Women Disrupts the Ideal Worker Model in Colleges and Universities, Kristin Marsh

Submissions from 2014

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The Anthropology of Guilt and Rapport: Moral Mutuality in Ethnographic Fieldwork, Eric Gable

Submissions from 2013

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Grappling with Structure, Social Construction, and Morality: Towards a Human Rights Approach to Social Problems Instruction, Eric Bonds

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Hegemony and Humanitarian Norms: The US Legitimation of Toxic Violence, Eric Bonds

Submissions from 2012

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Indirect Violence and Legitimation: Torture, Surrogacy, and the U.S. War on Terror, Eric Bonds

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“Green” Technology and Ecologically Unequal Exchange: The Environmental and Social Consequences of Ecological Modernization in the World-System, Eric Bonds and Liam Downey

Submissions from 2011

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Cultural Capital—Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Using Race to Unpack Systemic Class Differences, Leslie Martin

Submissions from 2010

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Worldliness in Out of the Way Places, Eric Gable