Cultural and Social Studies

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Department of
Cultural and Social Studies
2500 California Plaza
Creighton Hall Ste 424
Omaha, NE 68178
402-280-2837

Please visit individual pages for exact office numbers.

Programs Include: Sociology, Criminal Justice, Justice & Peace Studies, Social Work, Health Administration & Policy, Cultural Anthropology, and Medical Anthropology.

Welcome to the Department of Cultural and Social Studies

Faculty in the News

"As Social Work Month comes to close, Creighton Social Work Program reflects on its mission"

CU News - March 28, 2017

“There are many questions about what social workers do because much of the work is about the quality of the relationship with an individual, community, group or organization... It’s hard to measure the look on someone’s face when they learn from the social worker how to build a resume to seek a job or better employment.” - Dr. Barbara Harris, PhD, Director of the Social Work Program

Focusing on Food Deserts

College of Arts and Sciences News 2017

Maria Corpuz, BA’16, wanted her film for journalism class to have a big impact. “I wanted to do something that I could learn from, and if other people watch it they would be able to learn from it, too,” Corpuz says. her choice to focus on local food deserts made the cut. Barbara Dilly, PhD, associate professor of anthropology, was one of her documentary subjects. Dr. Dilly studies food deserts, sustainability, and rural health. Check out the video to hear Dr. Dilly's insights into the food desert dilemma in Omaha.

Featured Scholar: Dr. Alexander Rödlach, PhD, SVD

"The unique perspective that anthropology provides to missionaries and pastors, he found, is also key for anyone involved in health care. That’s what led Rödlach to medical anthropology, which seems to complement his natural curiosity, compassion and faith. Every project is guided by a profound question – “Is what I’m doing useful to alleviating human suffering?”