Department of Sociology

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Our department is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. We specialize in sociology and criminology with concentrations in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Peace Studies.


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Nicholas Copeland holds limes and sugarcane grown on an agroecological parcel on a visit to Ilom, an Ixil Mayan village in the northwest highlands.

Nicholas Copeland Uses Fulbright to Advance Food Sovereignty in Guatemala

Fields of snow peas encompass Guatemala’s mountainous landscape. Lush and green, these non-native crops are the manifestation of hours of labor by indigenous farmers, who grow the produce for export.  View More Sociology Stories.

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