Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of Social and Cultural Sciences!

Department News and Events

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Welcome to the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette. We are a multidisciplinary department with faculty trained in anthropology, criminology, criminal justice, law, social work and sociology.

Learn more about our majors.

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 Interested in Studying Abroad?

Travel to Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania May 14-May 28, 2022

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Contact Dr. Aleksandra Snowden for more information.




In the News

SOWJ student Paige Stoeffler ('23) writes and illustrates a lyrical picture book, Sometimes Things Happen, designed to help young readers through the process of coping with emotions that result when things don't go their way or when events are out of their control.

COSC student Riley Keating ('23) describes research project completed with Dr. Aleks Snowden during summer data science REU

SOCI Student Maddie Kuehn's paper ("Environmental Racism in the United States: Pollutant Exposure and Health Disparities Among Minority Communities") takes 3rd place in Wisconsin Sociological Association's Student Paper Competition

Dr. Heather Hlavka's project helps women process trauma through exercise

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden honored with Community Engaged Teaching Award

Listen here to a podcast featuring SOWJ professor Dr. Alexandra Crampton where she discusses the challenges of decolonizing social work.

SOCS student Chris King ('22) creates men's discussion group during internship experience at MU Wellness Center

SOCS student Alyssa Spies ('23 ) is completing her internship at Table of Saints and has led two Let’s Talk About It discussions (on eviction and accessible healthcare for the formerly incarcerated)

Watch Dr. Rodrigues' REIS colloquium presentation, "Supportive networks and equitable relationships: Creating an inclusive, decolonial culture of science"

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden and Dr. Heather Hlavka among 2021 recipients of the President's Challenge for Racial Justice and Equity

SOWJ alum Samira Payne selected as Marquette's first Director of Black Student Initiatives 


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