Sociology and Anthropology

Wright State professor among experts commenting on NFL’s domestic violence problem

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I have been asked to comment on a recent piece in the NY Times about the aftermath of allegations against NFL players concerning intimate partner violence and child abuse, and its possible impact on female fandom. Continue reading

Serbian delegates to visit campus, learn about LGBT domestic violence issues from international expert, others

Claire Renzetti

This week, Wright State University is welcoming a group of delegates from Serbia who are visiting Dayton to learn more about best practices to mediate and mitigate domestic violence.
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Wright State’s Clark Kent

Craig This goes beyond his day job to make a difference on campus
Craig This

Wright State staff member Craig This goes beyond his day job to make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and staff on campus. Continue reading

Brilliance lost

An essay by David A. Petreman, professor of Spanish language and Latin American literature
Stefan Pugh

On Stefan Pugh’s office door is a plaque that reads “Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research,” a declaration not only of this professor’s remarkable accomplishments… Continue reading

Literature, sociology instructors team up to offer ‘clustered’ learning opportunity this fall

Students from both Sociology 2000 and Great Books English 2040 will participate in a themed cluster next fall and examine the subject of Crime, Law, and Deviance.

Students who enjoy television crime dramas or good murder-mystery novels may want to consider a cluster of classes this fall that’s poised to be the first-of-its-kind at Wright… Continue reading

Wright State to mark World AIDS Day

Wright State to mark World AIDS Day

To mark World AIDS Day, Wright State will host a special event promoting AIDS awareness in the Millett Hall Atrium, at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3. Continue reading

Private police units expand their power

((Excerpt)) Peace officers who work separate from traditional city and county forces are playing a significant role in Ohio law enforcement, providing what one police chief calls a “necessary” service. Those officers, whose ranks are growing, are employed by organizations … Continue reading

Wright State honors Top Scholars

Photos of the six top scholars with their books.

The Wright State University Parents Association and the Wright State University Friends of the Libraries honored six graduating seniors as the Top Scholars for their colleges. Continue reading

Women Divers Hall of Fame to induct Wright State scuba instructor

Wright State SCUBA Instructor Gina Bier

When she was a child, Gina Bier couldn’t decide whether she wanted to be a scuba diver or police officer. So she became both. Continue reading

Burglaries rise across region

((excerpt)) Michael Norris, a Wright State University associate professor of sociology and assistant director of the school’s criminal justice problems program, said the notion that crime increases during hard economic times has not been supported by the data.