Kunz Center for Social Research

Sociology Flier

Summer Research Opportunity for Undergrads
Social Science in the Real World

5 Days of Hands-On Training in Social Research

May 1-5, 2023
University of Cincinnati Uptown Campus

  • $50 for the whole week (scholarships available)
  • UC and non-UC undergraduate students welcome
  • All majors welcome
  • Lunch provided each day
  • You'll earn a certificate of completion plus receive a voice recorder and data analysis software

*Your space is not guaranteed until the program fee or scholarship request is received

For more information or to register, contact: kunzctr@uc.edu or 513-556-4716

To register for Social Science in the Real World, please complete the registration form.

Kunz Center 

The Kunz Center for Social Research, housed in the Department of Sociology, has a two-fold mission: 1) support Center faculty and student research, and 2) develop research-related relationships with community organizations increase awareness of sociology and its relevance to current issues. While the center supports a wide range of research, its activities emphasize the areas of 1) Urban Inequality and Race, 2) Family and Gender, and 3) Health. The center organizes events related to workshops in these research areas, awards small grants for research activities of the department’s faculty and staff, and provides staff support for the submission of grant proposalsdesigns activities to increase public awareness of sociology.

The center was established in 1989 and endowed in 1995 by a bequest in honor and memory of Margaret A. Kunz and her parents, Dr. John C. Kunz and Emma B. Kunz. Since that time, the Center has enhanced research among Sociology Department faculty and graduate students, the University of Cincinnati, and broader Cincinnati community.


Faculty and students affiliated with the Kunz Center for Social Research conduct research on a wide range of social issues. The center's vision is interdisciplinary, focusing on the Sociology Department faculty's research areas. Recent research projects supported by the Kunz Center include: “Veiled Schools: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Placemaking in Black High Schools in the South” (Kierra Toney); “Conceptualizations of Unintended Pregnancy and Categorization in the National Survey of Family Growth” (Cynthia Beavin); “More than Magical Negroes, Thugs, and Slaves: How Black Men Understand and Respond to Racial Representations of Masculinities in Film” (Anthony Stone Jr.).  Three research groups hold workshops to discuss research in progress. Workshops are open to faculty and graduate students in and outside the department. 

Recent Events

Summer Research Opportunity Program

Our Summer Research Opportunity Program returns May 1-5, 2023 with the theme of “Social Science in the Real World.” Dozens of undergraduate and high school students will take part in a week of hands-on social research methods workshops designed and led by UC Sociology faculty, graduate students, and alumni. This program is partially funded by a generous grant from The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Society on Stage

In February, we joined faculty and students from CCM’s Acting department for our latest installment of Society on Stage, in which we attend a play with social themes and then discuss what we’ve seen over lunch on campus. This time, we went to Dickless, which was directed by CCM’s own Brant Russell. The play’s themes of gender and sexuality, class, and agency provided us with a lot to talk about! This activity was made possible by the Kunz Center for Social Research and Know Theatre

For more information, Please email kunzcenter@uc.edu.

Research with Community Organizations

The Kunz Center for Social Research has also conducted contract research for government agencies and businesses in southwest Ohio.