Do you have a few minutes to help us?
We are reaching out to Sociology and Anthropology alumni, to find out what you’ve pursued for your career or graduate study, and gain your opinion on the Sociology and Anthropology program at TCNJ. No one knows our program as well as you do, and we want to learn from you how to improve our courses, our teaching, and our advising.
There is a link for “alumni survey” above, and clicking it will take you to a 25-item survey that should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Rest assured that your responses will be kept confidential, and that any identifying information you share will be guarded closely and used for the purposes stated only.
Your responses will help us assess and improve our program, but your participation is wholly voluntary. If you have any questions or comments about this study, we would be happy to talk with you.
Thank you very much for helping with this important study.
What can you do after graduation with a Sociology or Anthropology degree?
Meet a few students who have embarked on exciting career paths and lives after moving through the Sociology and Anthropology Department and graduating from The College of New Jersey.
- Emmanuel (Manny) Martinez Alcaraz ’13 is a double major in Chemistry and a self-designed Anthropology major. Beginning TCNJ as a pre-med Chemistry major, he decided that he wanted to double major in cultural anthropology to better understand the social background and perspectives of his future patients. In addition to conducting independent Chemistry research, Manny has also been conducting anthropological field research for his thesis during the past two years, beginning under the direction of Professor Rachel Adler and now under Miriam Shakow. He interviewed patients and their family members at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. He then conducted research independently with that patient group. Based upon this independent research, Manny is writing a Senior Thesis on the experiences of Spanish-speaking immigrants in psychiatric care in the Trenton area. He has generated several important insights in his thesis, including an understanding of how social isolation within the hospital setting stemming from language and cultural differences, can impede the quality of patients’ care. Manny has also shown his thirst for engaging in field research by participating in a summer research project with a team of medical Anthropologists at the University of Pennsylvania and has established enduring relationships with scholars throughout the region in consultation for his thesis, such as at the Institute for Health, Healthcare, and Aging Policy at Rutgers.
- Megan Terry graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2009 with a degree in Sociology, and is now preparing to spend time in Paraguay and South America with the Peace Corps focusing on agriculture and the way it impacts society. She is also earning her Masters in Agricultural Development.
- Ann-Marie Philip graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2012 with degrees in Sociology and Biology, with a specialization in health and environment. She is currently enrolled in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and pursuing a Masters in Public Health with a certificate in Health Policy Analysis. She is not only excited for her future, but well-prepared as a result of TCNJ’s Sociology Department.
Andrew Black, class of 2010, graduated from TCNJ with his Bachelor’s of the Arts in Sociology, Urban & Ethnic, and Political Science. He is currently the Legislative Assistant to Congressman Rush Holt working towards his Juris Doctor at the American University Washington College of Law. Andrew came to The College on October 24th, to present a Critical Conversation Forum in the new Education Building, sponsored by the Bonner Center for Civic and Community engagement and the Freshmen Seminar Program. He focused on his work in government and politics as it relates to social justice and social entrepreneurship.