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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

November 6, Crosley 1606, 12:30pm-1:45pm
  • Danielle Besset, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, and
    Stef Murawsky, Ph.D. Student, Department of Sociology
    "As Seen on TV: Women's Understandings of the Effects of Television Representations of Pregnancy and Birth."
    Sponsored by the Kunz Center
November 13, Crosley 1606, 12:30pm-1:45pm
  • Leila Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
    "A Closer Look at Social Embeddedness: Using Formal Social Network Analysis to Study the Integration of Latin American Immigrants in Cincinnati"
    Sponsored by the Kunz Center
November 14, Taft Research Center, Edwards 1, 12:15 - 1:30pm
December 4, Crosley 1606, 12:30pm-1:45pm
  • Farrah Jacquez, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, and
    Jennifer Malat, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
    "Measurement of Lifetime Stress"
    Sponsored by the Kunz Center
Postponed, to be rescheduled
  • Carol Stack, University of California, Berkeley,
    “Call to Home: Musings on Writing Across Time, Space, and Lives”
    Sponsored by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and the Department of Sociology 

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