What You'll Study
Students work with a large, interdisciplinary faculty that includes about 30 tenure-track professors with PhDs in sociology, anthropology, English, history, and foreign languages. Students can also study with professors and instructors from other departments on campus who are affiliated with our department.
Students with deeper interests in race and gender can focus their degree programs on them, through our interdisciplinary programs in Women's & Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and American Indian Studies.
Careers of Program Graduates
Our doctoral graduates have gone on to become professors of sociology and related fields in universities around the world, and to direct and coordinate social research in such organizations as the U.S. Census, the Mt. Sinai medical school, the University of Virginia’s Cancer Center, the California’s Department of Social Services.
Professional Development & Research Support/Opportunities
“Broadening Participation in STEM: Intersectional and Institutional Influences on Underrepresented Minorities' College and Career Pathways in Longitudinal Perspective” (funded by National Science Foundation) Dr. Sarah Ovink and doctoral students Megan Nanney and Hans Momplaisir, and doctoral graduate Dr. Yun Ling Li.
“Student Violence, School Disorder, and Dropping Out.” (funded by NIJ W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship) Dr. Anthony Peguero, and doctoral graduate Lindsay Kahle and doctoral student Stephanie Matos.
“UrbComp”, an interdisciplinary training program focusing on the use of big data in identifying and ameliorating problems of urbanization. (funded by National Science Foundation) Dr. John Ryan (co-pi), and doctoral student Stacey Clifton.