Cultural and Social Studies

Annual Banquet 2014

From Left: Sociology Alums Kimberly Cabriales, Jessica Ploen, Associate Professor Dawn Irlbeck, Criminal Justice Alum Ryan Vacanti

Contact Us

Department of
Cultural and Social Studies
2500 California Plaza
Creighton Hall
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.

CSS at 2016 Kripke Symposium

Dr. Sabrina Danielsen and Dr. Roger Bergman will be presenting at the 2016 Kripke Symposium. Dr. Danielsen presents Thursday, February 18th at 1:00pm. Dr. Bergman presents Friday, February 19th at 8:30am. Full schedule of the Kripke Symposium can be found here.

Founder's Week Honors

Congratulations to Ms. Susan Walsh, Interim Director of the Health Administration and Policy Program! Ms. Walsh was awarded the Teaching for Tomorrow Award from Creighton Student's Union. 


Congratulations to junior Social Work student Sarah Huddleston! Sarah was awarded the Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Creighton Award from the University Committee on the Status of Women.

2015 Alum Earns Film Award!

Congratulations to our own NICO SANDI! The current CU Intern and 2015 CSS Alum filmed an incredible story about the current state of the death penalty in Nebraska. "Stones" won First Place as well as the Audience Choice award at the Voices from the Margins film contest. His film was shown to the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice to an audience of about 1500. We are proud of Nico and awaiting his next accomplishments. View the film here:


Welcome to the Department of Cultural and Social Studies


CSS featured in Creighton Magazine

The current issue of Creighton Magazine features our own Dr. Dawn Irlbeck, Associate Professor of Sociology-Criminal Justice and Social Work Alumna Kathryn Greene Jacob, BSW '00.


Our Mission

The Department of Cultural and Social Studies houses the disciplines of sociology and anthropology as well as the independent interdisciplinary programs of Social Work, Health Administration and Policy, and Justice and Peace Studies. We strive to achieve the unique goals and objectives for each of our areas of study while also reflecting the goals of Creighton's Jesuit Catholic mission. We as faculty are dedicated to research, teaching and service. Our special contribution to student centered learning is increasing our students' awareness of society and culture as contexts that shape the quality of human life. All of our programs aim to develop students as agents of social change through close collaboration in student research, service and learning.  We are an integrated department, assisting students as they prepare for a variety of careers.