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.

We specialize in the study of social inequality. More specifically, our faculty focus on community and urban, health and medical, race and ethnicity, and gender and family. 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. Sociology founded The Cincinnati Project, which provides grants to faculty and graduate students to conduct research benefitting disadvantaged Cincinnati communtiies and the agencies that serve them.

Finally, Sociology is one of 13 departments affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, which provides dissertation fellowships, summer funding, and money for research expenses.

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We also have a new PhD brochure. You can check it out here!


Events for Spring 2018

All 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Taft Research Center unless otherwise indicated.

January 19: Nazneed Kane of Mount St. Joseph University, "Disciplining Priestesses: Gender, Agency, and the Politics of Latter-day Saints Women's Temple Rites" (Colloquium Series)

February 2: Ahoo Tabatabai of Columbia College, "Engaging Cultural Narratives of Neoliberalism: Disability as a Lens for Resistance and Reformulation" (Colloquium Series)

February 9: Corey Dolgon of Stonehill College, "What I Learned Talking to People around the Country about Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy" (Colloquium Series)

March 2: Lyceum Presents: Graduate Student Conference Preparation in Crosley 1606 (Colloquium Series) 

March 30: Sherrill Sellers of Miami University, "Top 10 Rule for Thriving in the Academy for Faculty of Color and Their Allies" (Colloquium Series)

April 12: Jergens Lecture: Marcus Hunter of UCLA and Zandria Robinson of Rhodes College, "Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life," at the AACRC (Colloquium Series)

April 20: Sociology Department annual end-of-year party at the AACRC



Newly Published

UC Sociology in the Media