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Department of Sociology

Our commitment to bettering human life for all is the gravitational pull of sociology. It animates the learning, discovery, and engagement of the SOC@VT students, faculty, and staff.

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Sociology at Virginia Tech is a large community of multidisciplinary scholars who are engaged in a wide range of scholarly and pedagogical activities, all grounded in a shared commitment to pursuing a systematic, theoretically driven understanding of how power and inequality impacts people around the world. While there are many intersecting inequalities, SOC@VT is especially focused on age and ageism, class and status, race and ethnicity, sex and gender, and space and place.   

We are a comprehensive department that studies power and these intersecting inequalities in particular areas of specialization by embracing and utilizing combinations of quantitative and qualitative data and analytic approaches with humanistic, critical, transnational, and statistical epistemologies and methodologies. 

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