School of Social and Cultural Studies

  • Faculty Receive Excellence in Academic Advising Award

    October 15, 2020

    The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Justice Systems congratulates our colleagues, Dr. Brian Ott and Professor Elizabeth Wiles on their recognition of excellence in academic advising with this year’s William O’Donnell Lee Advising Awards!

  • Dr. Daughters Publishes Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History

    July 7, 2020

    Dr. Anton Daughters, Associate Professor of Anthropology, recently published another volume of “Moquis and Kastiilam Hopis, Spaniards, and the Trauma of History.” This volume, the second in a two-part series published by the University of Arizona Press, continues the story of the encounter between the Hopis, who the Spaniards called Moquis, and the Spaniards, who … Read More

  • Dr. Ott’s Article Published in Humanity & Society Journal

    Dr. Brian Ott, Assistant Professor of Sociology, had his article, “Minimum-wage Connoisseurship and Everyday Boundary Maintenance: Brewing Inequality in Third Wave Coffee, ” published in the journal Humanity & Society. Focusing on the specialty (or “third wave”) coffee industry, where coffee is treated similarly to wine, the article discusses the shift from Fordism to post-Fordism … Read More

  • A Meaningful Experience

    December 11, 2019

    Aly Zuhler, Sociology/Anthropology Senior Reflects on Her Time at Truman   I think that every class I have taken at Truman has encouraged me to think critically and work hard in everything that I do. I have talked to friends at different universities, and even though many times I have been jealous of their lighter … Read More

  • Professor’s Book Looks at Cultural Change in Chile

    October 14, 2019

    Anton Daughters, associate professor of anthropology, recently published his book “Memories of Earth and Sea.” The book examines Chile’s Chiloé Archipelago and a unique case of culture change and rapid industrialization in the 20th century. Since the arrival of the first European settlers in the late 1500s, Chiloé was given little attention by colonial and … Read More

  • Hannah: Internship at Lewelling Quaker Museum

    August 7, 2019

    This summer, I interned at the Lewelling Quaker Museum in Salem, Iowa. The museum is dedicated to the Lewelling family, the Underground Railroad, and the Quaker faith. I have met hundreds of people from all over the country and from other continents. It has truly been an eye-opening experience for me. —Hannah Feehan (Sociology/Anthropology major, … Read More

  • Emily: Gaining Experience in the Legal Field

    August 5, 2019

    As an intern for the Presiding 10th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd, I gained first-hand experience in the legal field and made countless connections with lawyers and judges throughout Northeast Missouri. I was able to help out with the local Guardian ad Litem training, attended a Federal Bar Seminar, looked into a post-conviction … Read More

  • Garron: Summer Internship Working as a Jailer

    August 1, 2019

    My internship has ended, but I had an absolute blast. I was working as a jailer for Andrew County Sheriffs Office. I would help run the computers and monitors, help search cells for contraband, and talk to inmates about their concerns. It was an absolute blast! — Garron C. Daniels, Justice Systems Major

  • Forensics Team Among Best in Nation

    May 1, 2019

    Among more than 90 schools competing in both speech and debate activities at the National Forensic Association Championship hosted in the Santa Ana, Calif., School District, the Truman forensic union placed third in the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Twelve students traveled to the competition, and three Truman’s debaters placed among the top 16 in the nation. Senior Tyler … Read More

  • Students Receive Award at American Model United Nations Conference

    February 28, 2019

    In late November, Dr. Meg Edwards led 25 students from her Model United Nations course to participate in the American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago, Ill. Truman students represented Bhutan and Ethiopia in the four-day conference, alongside approximately 1,500 participants from 97 universities. Truman State University was recognized with an Outstanding Delegation Award … Read More