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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

February 5, Crosley Tower 1606, 12:30pm - 1:45pm - Kunz Center Workshop
  • Dr. Annulla Linders, University of Cincinnati, Department of Sociology
    "Adolescence as a Social Problem"
February 6   
  • Graduate Student Colloquium, University of Cincinnati, Department of Sociology
February 27 
  • Amy Stone, Trinity University
    “Something Queer at the Archives”
    Held in conjunction with The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
March 6        3:00 PM in 301 Braunstein Hall
  • Amy Currier, University of Cincinnati,
    “Identity Collisions: Gender and Sexual Diversity Organizing in Africa”
    Held in conjunction with The Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
April 3        
  • Carol Stack: Taft Departmental Public Lecture
    University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Education
    "Call to Home: Musings on Writing Across Time, Space, and Lives"
April 17        Location TBA
  • Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University Sociology Department
    Framed by Gender
    2015 Jergens Lecture
April 24        End of Year Celebration

UC Sociology in the Media

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