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Department of Sociolagy

Department of Sociolagy

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology has a long track-record of training undergraduate students for post-college opportunities and graduate students for academic and research careers. Our faculty have national reputations and records of award-winning publications, research grants, and leadership of national and regional sociological associations. The department is a vibrant intellectual space, centered in the multiple research projects of our faculty members and students.

We specialize in the study of social inequality. More specifically, our faculty focus on community and urban sociology, health and medicine, race and ethnicity, and gender. We encourage prospective graduate students interested in these issues to join us! Our urban location and proximity to six major hospitals make UC an ideal place to study urban and health issues, and Sociologists for Women in Society have consistently awarded us their seal of approval for gender scholarship.

The intellectual hub of the department is the Kunz Center for Social Research, an endowed center located within and designated to support the research mission of the department. It provides research funding for faculty and graduate students, and provides an intellectual commons for faculty and students across the university with research interests in urban and race, family and gender, and health issues.

Upcoming Events

4 September, Crosley Tower 1606, 12:30pm-1:45pm

  • Dr. Carolette Norwood, Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies, University of Cincinnati
    “Exploring Dimensions of Structural and Interpersonal Violence on Black Women's Well-being and Sexual Health in High HIV Prevalent Cincinnati Urban Neighborhoods."

September 5, Taft Research Center, Edwards 1, 3:00 PM

  • Erynn Masi de Casanova, University of Cincinnati, Department of Sociology
    "Putting On the Uniform: Choice, Obligation, and Collective Identity in Men's Work Dress"

September 12, Taft Research Center, Edwards 1, 1:30 PM

  • Kelsy Burke, St. Norbert College, Sociology Department
    “Bodies of Christ: Women, Sexual Pleasure, and (What Looks Like) Feminism in Evangelical Christianity”
    Held in conjunction with the Taft Research Center
    and the Department of Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies WGSS

September 26, Taft Research Center, Edwards 1, 3:00 PM

  • Lori Peek, Colorado State University, Department of Sociology
    “The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Enduring Health Effects and Youth Empowerment Efforts along the U.S. Gulf Coast”
    in conjunction with the Department of Geology

UC Sociology in the Media

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