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. Sociology also co-founded the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN). OPEN is an interdisciplinary research network that assesses reproductive health equity, access and autonomy in the context of federal and state laws, regulations and policies.
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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Events for Fall 2018
- Linders, Annulla. 2018. "The 2018 NCSA presidential address: the audience of executions." Sociological Focus.
- Brooms, Derrick R., Jelisa Clark, Matthew Smith. 2018. Empowering Men of Color on Campus: Building Student Community in Higher Education.Rutgers University Press.
- Timberlake, Jeffrey M. 2018. “Accounting for Preferences and Demography: Estimates of Residential Segregation with Minimum Segregation Measures.” Social Sciences 7:1-20.
- Bessett, Danielle and Stef Murawsky. 2018. "'I guess I do have to take back what I said before, about television': pregnant women's understandings and use of televisual representations of childbearing."Sociology of Health & Illness 40(3): 478-493.
- Rajack-Talley, Theresa and Derrick R. Brooms (Eds.). 2018. Living Racism: Through the Barrel of the Book. Lexington Books.
- Bessett, Danielle and Stef Murawsky. 2018. "As Seen on TV: Women's Perceptions of Television's Effects on Pregnancy and Birth Knowledge." Sociology of Health & Illness 40(3).
- Othman, Jihad (Rosty) and Annulla Linders. 2018. "Masculinity and Immigrant Health Practices: How Male Kurdish Immigrants to the United States Think about and Practice Health." Qualitative Sociology Review XIV (1): 30-50.
- Brooms, Derrick. 2017. Being Black, Being Male on Campus.: Understanding and Confronting Black Male Collegiate Experiences. SUNY Press.
- Brooms, Derrick R. and Arthur R. Davis. 2017. "Exploring Black Males' Community Cultural Wealth and College Aspirations." Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men.
- Brooms, Derrick R. 2017. "Black 'Otherfathering' in the Educational Experiences of Young Black Males in a Single-Sex Urban School." Teachers College Record 119(11): 1-46.
- Davis, Shannon N., Sarah Winslow, and David J. Maume (eds). 2017. Gender in the Twenty-First Century: The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equlaity. University of California Press.
- Casanova, Erynn Masi and Tamara R. Mose. 2017. "Translation in Ethnography: Representing Latin American Studies in English." Translation and Interpreting Studies 12(1): 1-23.
- Salih, Sangar, Ervin (Maliq) Matthew and Annulla Linders. 2017. "How Parents Think About the Education of Their Sons and Daughters: An Examination of Kurdish Immigrant Parents in the United States." Special Issue on Gender and Education. Open Journal of Social Science 5:79-102.
UC Sociology in the Media
- Elaina Johns-Wolfe and her students on WCPO: "I-Team: What nearly 50,000 eviction filings in four years have done to Hamilton County." June 21, 2018.
- Alexandra Kissling (alumna) in the Akron Beacon Journal: "How a tax change could harm women." November 27, 2017.
- Derrick Brooms in University Business: "Changing the Narrative on Race in Higher Education." October 12, 2017.
- Jeffrey Timberlake and Jennifer Malat in The New York Times: :"Trump Voters are Feeling It." December 8, 2016.
- Erynn Masi de Casanova featured in the New Yorker: "It's Raining Menswear." November 12, 2015.
- Danielle Bessett and Stef Murawsky in the Huffington Post: "Yeah, We Shouldn't Be Learning About Pregnancy From TV." August 25, 2015.