Sociology-Anthropology Club: Social Deviants
We are a student organization with a mission of engaging with social and cultural issues to explore and expand the understanding of the larger society. Students will gain an understanding through discussion with the St. Olaf community while utilizing their liberal arts education and enhancing their global perspective. The club provides both majors and non-majors with speakers, forums, films and field trips to spark discussion.
Our plans for the year include showing documentaries with Q&A sessions afterwards lead by SOAN faculty, presentations of ethnographies on various subjects, hosting speakers relating to sociological/anthropological themes, working with and assisting other student organizations on campus that deal with cultural groups such as Talking Circle and Oles for Justice in Palestine, and a small deviance project to go investigate social norms on the St. Olaf campus.
We have monthly events/meetings. If you would like to join the Social Deviants please send an email to Charlotte Bolch at email@example.com. Thanks!
Club Presidents: Charlotte Bolch and Shelby Ferreira
Secretary: Ashley Menzel
Treasurer: Katrina Puskala
Club officers: (from left to right) Shelby, Ashley, and Charlotte
Activities and Events
Weekly Leadership Meetings:
Every Monday at 10:00am in the SOAN student lounge. All SOAN students are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Monday, November 26 from 8:00-9:30pm in Viking Theater.
We have an upcoming event where we will be watching the documentary, Dive! and having a discussion about the social and cultural issues Freegranism raises in the United States!
Just a little background: Freeganism is the practice of eating or using food that is been discarded. The Freegans support the "anti-consumerist" ideology and usually live by alternative means.
Soc-Anthro Club faculty advisors are:
- Chris Chiappari, Associate Professor of Anthropology
- Ryan Sheppard, Assistant Professor of Sociology