Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and anthropology students study society and culture from the perspective of two disciplines. Sociology and anthropology prepares students to apply their learning to shape current conditions and future possibilities for living in their local communities and globalized societies. Students learn about human thoughts and behaviors through time, from the prehistoric past through the current day, through the lens of race, gender, class, identity, history, religions, philosophies, politics, ethics, economies, environments and more. Sociology and anthropology undergraduates practice collecting ethnographic and survey data and engage with social justice and biocultural diversity.

Dr. Dresden Lackey

Meet Dr. Dresden Lackey

Dr. Dresden Lackey, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, conducts research on gendered and racialized microaggressions against Black and Asian American women to examine their effect on macro social forces like patriarchy and white supremacy. She teaches courses on gender in society and instructs students on methodologies of researching social sciences and how to understand and critique that research.

Callie Henline ’23

Meet Callie Henline ’23

Callie Henline earned two degrees: one in sociology and anthropology and a second in government. She says Wofford helped her develop her critical thinking skills while learning about complex social problems and conducting research. She is currently interning at Spartanburg Housing and plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work.

Graduates in sociology and anthropology are working in:

Adult literacy
Criminal justice/law
Global health
Human resources
International business
Nonprofit management
Peace Corps
Public health
Social work
Speech pathology
Sports management

Sociology and anthropology students have completed postgraduate studies at:

Arizona State University
College of Charleston
Emory Rollins School of Public Health
Georgia State University
Mercer University
Mountain State University
New School for Social Research
Rutgers University
University of Colorado
University of Georgia
University of Louisiana
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
Vermont School of Law