Sociology faculty: David Cunningham, Adia Harvey Wingfield, Jake Rosenfeld

Rallying point

In 2015, Washington University re-established the Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences. Concentrating on the origins and impacts of inequality, faculty and students are investigating some of the nation’s most critical and urgent social challenges.
Rebecca Rothney in her home in Raleigh, North Carolina

Five pounds of change

When Rebecca Rothney realized she could use the extra space in her luggage to bring a donation to the country where she was traveling, she knew she had to spread the word. So she founded Pack For a Purpose, which allows travelers to easily leave behind much-needed donations when they travel abroad.


Alumni in "An Ordinary Muslim"

Out of the ordinary

Two WashU alumni starred in a new off-Broadway production examining the dynamics of a Muslim immigrant family in contemporary England.

An appreciation of the rule of law

When she was 10, Shirley Padmore Mensah survived a coup in her native Liberia. Due to that and encouragement from her father, Mensah studied at Washington University’s School of Law eventually becoming a judge in Missouri with a deep appreciation of the rule of law.

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