Cultural and Social Studies

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

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.

Live Social Science

CSS is conducting a "live survey" exhibit in our conference room around the theme of vulnerable populations asking department disciplines to showcase how the discipline can or has addressed the topic. Our Sociology and Anthropology Capstone students identified 10 topical issues for investigation by four of our department programs: Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, and Justice and Peace Studies. Each discipline will be participating in the survey using color coded responses to the identify their input. This semester long project is an opportunity for students in the department to critically think about how they contribute to the world around us.

Welcome to the Department of Cultural and Social Studies

Faculty Honored For Service

Dr. Dawn Irlbeck


Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Diversity Award for Innovation and Excellence
The Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., Diversity Awards for Excellence & Innovation in the following categories: Individual, Unit/Department/Program, and Scholarship. The Office of Equity and Inclusion has endorsed the recommendation of bestowing this honor to Dr. Irlbeck, specifically for her scholarship in the area of police relationships with minority communities. 

Dr. Roger Bergman

St. Ignatius Award presented by the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Each year, the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality recognizes members of Creighton's faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius.  Dr. Bergman's participation in the mission of Creighton and their involvements beyond university life reflect the Ignatian ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being persons for and with others.

Full Citation

Dr. Barbara Dilly

Creighton Student's Union Teaching for Tomorrow Award

This award serves as a way for students to publicly acknowledge faculty members who have positively impacted their lives by going above and beyond the call of duty to serve Creighton students. These faculty members have displayed exceptional dedication to their students, both in and out of the classroom, and exemplify the Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis.