Department of Sociology
University of Cincinnati
1018 Crosley (ML:0378)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378
Ph: (513) 556-4700
Fax: (513) 556-0057
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.
Please join us in celebrating with Dr. Littisha Bates at the Fourth-Annual Black Girls Rock Celebration. The significance of this honor is great: Dr. Bates is the first UC junior faculty member to ever receive this honor.
The ceremony honoring Dr. Bates and others will be held Friday, April 10 at 7:30 PM. The event will now be held in the African American Cultural and Research Center, located at 60 W. Charlton Street.
Congratulations, Dr. Bates!
We are delighted that FIVE Sociology graduate students will be presenting their work at the Taft Graduate Humanities Conference. For more details, please see the Taft Research Center's webpage. All presentations will take place at the Taft Research Center, Edwards 1.
Wednesday, March 4
4:00PM – 5:45PM TAFT DISSERTATION FELLOWS
Ciera Graham, Sociology Black Spaces At White Institutions: How Black Students Perceive and Utilize Black Student Campus Organizations at Rural and Urban Predominately White Colleges?
Aaryn Green, Sociology Does Popular Network and Cable Television Programming Simultaneously Promote Colorblindness and Nonwhite Racial Stereotypes and if so, How?
Thursday, March 5
1:00PM – 2:20PM NEW PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIAL & POLITICAL THEORY
Sangar Salih, Sociology, University of Cincinnati Parental Involvement in Children’s Education in a Kurdish Community in the United States
Jihad Othman, Sociology, University Of Cincinnati Masculinity and health practices among male Kurdish immigrants to the US
Thursday, March 5
4:00PM – 5:30PM GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND MEANING
Travis D. Speice, Sociology, University of Cincinnati “Shades of gay: The problem with defining gender and sexuality”
Join the Kunz Center for an afternoon of theater, followed by a discussion focusing on gentrification in Cincinnati neighborhoods led by Dr. Jeff Timberlake at 6:00 pm.