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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.

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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.

Watch the book launch event for Dr. Hlavka's new book (Bodies in Evidence: Race, Gender and Science in Sexual Assault Adjudication) here

Dr. Dawne Moon awarded sabbatical grant from the Louisville Institute for her study of the conservative Protestant lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and similarly “queer” (LGBTQ+) movement.

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

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).

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

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