We offer opportunities for research that makes a difference
Whether it's conducted by faculty or students, our research makes an impact on the world. A benefit of being part of a large research institution such as Virginia Tech is access to extensive resources and unique collaborations with students and faculty of other disciplines.
Specializing in 20th century U.S. social movements, historian David Cline spent the better part of a year traveling through the country as a research scholar and a lead interviewer for the Civil Rights History Project, initiated by Congress and managed jointly by the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress.
Emily Love presented her research on gender roles in Victorian society and how those values were expressed by Charles Dickens at the Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds at the University of Miami. She said one of the great things about Virginia Tech is that research can be a part of any major.
Our center plays a leading role in the teaching, scholarship, and public dissemination of Civil War history. We host popular public outreach events, collaborate on digital initiatives, and host postdoctoral fellows.
Our department is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. Now offering an additional major in criminology, students can specialize in a wide range of sociological specialties and interdisciplinary areas.