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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

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.

Dr. Sarah Mayorga-Gallo

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo's book, Behind the White Picket Fence won the
2015 American Sociological Society's Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award in the Latino/a Sociology section. 

Congratulations, Dr. Mayorga-Gallo!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 30. Sylvie Tissot, University of Paris
    Good Neighbors: A Case Study of Gentrification in Boston
    3:00 PM, Taft Research Center, Edwards 1

    Co-sponsored by the School of Planning, Taft Urban Studies Research Group, and the Department of Romance Languages.

  • Friday, November 20. Katherine Castiello Jones, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    I Don't Give a Phunk: Promoting Abstinence through "Coolness"  
    3:00 PM, Taft Research Center, Edwards 1

And don’t forget these events of interest!

  • Week of October 14. Jennifer Eberhardt's public lecture on DuBose shooting, Details to follow.
  • November 6.  Conference: Dodging the Debt Trap, UC College of Law Keynote Speaker Cheryl Harris, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.


UC Sociology in the Media


Newly Published

  • Alario, Margarita, Leda Nath, and Steve Carlton-Ford. Forthcoming. “Climatic Disruptions, Natural Resources, and Conflict: the Challenges to Governance.” Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences (available online May 11, 2015 at DOI 10.1007/s13412-015-0252-x)