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.

The 9th Annual Bruce A. Biever, SJ, Research Salon was held on May 3rd 

Click on the flyer below to watch pre-recorded research presentations by SOCS students

flyer for research salon

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Other commonly used forms




In the News

Catch up on all the new and exciting things happening in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences (SOCS).  Read the 2021-2022 SOCS Newsletter here.

Check out our new Student Resources page here

SOWJ Prof. Wendy Volz Daniels leads opposition to making Felmer O. Chaney Ctr. the site of new youth detention facility

Watch Dr. Jonah Birch's talk on The Politics of Working Time: Business, Labor, and the Fight over France's 35-Hour Work Week

SOWJ Student Lisset Perez Jaramillo named the 2022 recipient of the Rev. Andrew J. Thon, S.J. Award for Leadership

Dr. Heather Hlavka's research featured in documentary Justice in Movement: Reclaiming our Minds, Bodies, and City (by student filmmaker Tess Murphy).  Learn more at @justiceinmovement (Instagram) and @justiceinmove (Twitter).

Watch SOCS alum Amber Powell's talk on Gender, Race, and Coercive Sexual Control

Congratulations to SOCS student Emma Hudson-Mairet, who has been selected as one of Marquette’s entries for the inaugural Big East undergraduate research symposium

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

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

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.


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