We have 12 full-time faculty members who conduct research and teach courses on a range of compelling topics, including the sociology of culture, family, law, religion, education, work, race and ethnicity, gender, business, criminal justice, politics, immigration, sport, emotion, and health. Our courses offer students the opportunity to examine the often complex causes and consequences of socioeconomic status, gender, race, and sexual orientation inequality. Students can earn certification for concentrations in crime and criminal justice, business and society, and the social determinants of health and well-being.
News and Announcements
Dr. Brown’s most recent American Sociologial Review article, “Who Is an Indian Child? Institutional Context, Tribal Sovereignty, and Race-Making in Fragmented States” has won two ASA awards: the Charles Tilly article award from the Comparative Historical section and the Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award from the Political Sociology section….
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Amanda Gengler on receiving the McCulloch Family Faculty Fellowship in recognition of her excellence in research in teaching.
SOC 390 Defund, Transform, Abolish?: (Re)Imagining Justice, taught by Dr. Brittany P. Battle, focused the semester on examining texts on abolition. Dr. Battle, who is the co-founder of the local group Triad Abolition Project, has assigned her students to lead teach-ins, as their final course projects, for members of the…
Shosi Hansen (’21) was awarded our departmental Outstanding Student Award for 2021. This award recognizes a graduating senior Sociology major who embodies excellence in coursework, consistent thoughtful contributions to class discussions, and putting sociology into action in extracurricular work. Congratulations Shosi!