Sociology and Anthropology

Field operations

Wright State archaeology students find traces of town that was relocated following Great Dayton Flood of 1913

Students in the Field School in Archaeology excavate a field to learn more about life in Old Osborn, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Continue reading

Riveting affair

2003 Wright State alum Casey Simmons played key role in restoring the historic Memphis Belle Flying Fortress

Casey Simmons, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in anthropology, restores historic airplanes at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Continue reading

Talent pipeline

Wright Leader is designed to facilitate leadership development opportunities for employees that can be tough to find in higher education. Continue reading

Crash course

Mock disaster gives Wright State students lesson in forensic anthropology

College of Liberal Arts course gives students a theoretical understanding of what forensic anthropology looks like, the specialists they would work with and the challenges of the career. Continue reading

TEDxDayton features Wright State faculty and alumni

Wright State faculty and alumni shared their expertise on a variety of topics such as experience as an Iraqi refugee, embracing life after menopause and Generation Z at TEDxDayton. Continue reading

Flying Fishes

Wright State super alums establish legacy scholarship in the name of their sister

The four Fish sisters were highly involved in campus life as Wright State students in the 1970s. Continue reading

Second Wright Leader Academy kicks off with new cohort of emerging university leaders

The second Wright Leader Academy cohort includes 14 participants from across the university. Continue reading

Wright State sociology professor featured in WYSO Curious segment

Excerpt Dr. Marlese Durr is a sociologist at Wright State. She says those types of experiences stick with people and get passed down. After the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Durr wrote an article titled “What is the Difference between Slave … Continue reading

Foundation find

Students in Wright State anthropology course unearth historic settlement structure

During a six-week dig, students in Wright State’s Field School in Archaeology uncovered a limestone foundation of a structure occupied by frontier settlers outside of Springfield, Ohio. Continue reading

Scientific American interviews Wright State autism expert

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Excerpt Society teaches people with autism from a young age that they are incapable of love, says Jessica Penwell Barnett, assistant professor of sexuality studies in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Barnett … Continue reading