Anthropology and Sociology

July 18, 2022

Read about Dr. Meghan Farley Webb’s work in Guatemala and a recent grant she is helping to administer from the U.S. Department of Labor.

August 4, 2021

While focusing on freshwater macroinvertebrates, Jess Garcia-Lopez, ’22, is also adding knowledge around wild rice growing in the Whitehouse Nature Center.

June 24, 2021

From uncovering old documents to gathering oral histories from alumni, the Build Albion Fellow’s FURSCA project adds to her experience gained as a student employee in the College archives.

April 15, 2021

The 500-year-old artifact was given to the College as a gift in 2003. It will join what experts have concluded is its twin in a museum in the Chiapas region following a formal repatriation ceremony April 13 in Goodrich Chapel.

March 30, 2021


August 14, 2020

Professor of sociology emeritus Len Berkey passed away August 3 in Washington State. For more than 35 years, Berkey taught his Race and Ethnicity course to packed classrooms, exciting hundreds of students to wrestle with some of the most complex and controversial aspects of modern American society.

May 12, 2020

Dr. Matthew Schoene, assistant professor of sociology, was recently named director of Albion College’s First-Year Seminars program, a core part of the William Atwell Brown, Jr., and Mary Brown Vacin First-Year Experience (FYE), beginning with the 2020-21 academic year. Even as he spent much of the prior two months shifting from on-campus to online instruction, Schoene is looking forward to this next challenge.

August 26, 2019

It looks pretty easy on television, but Charlie Downey, ’20, knows that getting information from human remains isn’t something you can do during the commercial break. “We examined thousands of fragments of bone,” says the anthropology and German major and member of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, who spent the summer doing National Science Foundation-sponsored archaeology research at the University of South Alabama.

December 17, 2018

Just before Thanksgiving, Albion College sociology professor Matt Schoene’s European Integration class traveled to John Cabot University (JCU) in Rome, to present their research projects via an international conference with their JCU counterparts.