The Department of Sociology & Anthropology


Upcoming Events

Sociology/Anthropology Research Symposium  
Wednesday, April 29
4:30pm in the Soc/Anth Classroom
(Refreshments will be served)
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US in Pieces: Belonging in the Iranian Diaspora
Wednesday April 22
5:00pm in Seegers Rm. 110
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E.S. Curtis The North American Indian: The Kwakiutl

Curated by Anthropology Major, Marc Jablonski '15
March 11 - April 11, 2015
June 10 - July 26, 2015 (for a summer show)

Martin Art Gallery
Reception: March 11, 4:30 - 6pm
Gallery Talk: March 13, 1:30 - 2:15pm

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian, published from 1907 to 1930, is a collection of 20 volumes of large-format photogravures and written text, documenting more than 80 indigenous peoples west of the Mississippi River through Curtis's literal and figurative lens. Between 1910 and 1914, Curtis spent his time on the Pacific Northwest Coast photographing the Kwakwaka'wakw for Volume X. Historically and improperly referred to as the "Kwakiutl," their territory includes what is now Vancouver Island, parts of mainland Canada, and the archipelago of smaller islands in British Columbia, Canada. 
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Paid Summer Internship Opportunity,
for Sociology/Anthropology Majors/Minors.
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**Muhlenberg College Students to Dig for Artifacts in Nazareth


Rocio Vidal Ronchas - '15 has been accepted into the following programs: MPhil in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, MSc in Bioarchaeological and Forensic Anthropology at University College London, and the MSc in Archaeological Science at Durham University. Also her research on health status and diet during the Late Medieval Period has been recognized for his exemplary demonstration of growth in and understanding of information literacy through independent study. This will be featured in the Library display.

Recently Elected to Phi Beta Kappa:

 Jeff Funk ’16 - Sociology Major

Rocio Vidal Ronchas ’15 - Anthropology Major

Emily Fingerle ’15 - Anthropology majors

The Sociology and Anthropology Department’s mission is fourfold:

  1. to teach students discipline specific history, knowledge and methods,
  2. to help students develop critical thinking skills in order to produce reflective, logical, independent theses,
  3. to support the liberal arts mission of the college, and
  4. to add to the body of sociological and anthropological knowledge by conducting and disseminating research.

We are committed to excellence in our teaching and research programs. Read more about the Department's mission.




Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Sociology/Anthropology House
2230 Chew Street (at the end of Leh Street by the Tennis Courts)
Allentown PA, 18104
Phone: 484-664-3873     Fax: 484-664-3718

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