Department of History, Sociology & Anthropology

History, Sociology and Anthropology



The Department of History, Sociology and Anthropology is an intriguing blend of the old and the new. Our faculty help equip students with analytical and communication skills which enable them to investigate past and present human cultures and societies. Students learn skills that allow them to communicate their findings logically, scientifically, and effectively. The History, Sociology and Anthropology Department houses the Gender and Women Studies, Shakespeare Studies, and Sustainability Studies Minors; it also sponsors Black History Month, Native American Week and Earth Day, all of which help students become responsible citizens of the world.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana, 1952

Faculty Publication Announcements

Dr. Liz Olson recently released an edited volume with her colleague Rick Stepp on Plants and Health: New Perspectives on the Health-Environment-Plant Nexus. Read a sample chapter.
Plants and Health cover


Dr. Shobha Hamal Gurung signs copies of her book at the SUU Bookstore ​on ​December 1, 2015.


Dr. Shobha Hamal Gurung's newly published book, Nepali Migrant Women Resistance and Survival in America Syracuse University Press, 2015.
Book Cover


Dr. Mark E. Miller's newly published book, Claiming Tribal Identity: The Five Tribes and the Politics of Federal Acknowledgment, University of Oklahoma Press, 2013.
Claiming Tribal Identity book cover


Dean Jim McDonald's edited book, Crisis of Governance in Maya Guatemala: Indigenous Responses to a Failing State
Crisis of Governance in Maya Guatemala