Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Our community consists of 33 faculty, approximately 80 graduate students, and more than 500 undergraduate majors. During our 100 plus year history, many of our graduates have made distinguished contributions. As one of the premier departments in the College of Liberal Arts, we offer stimulating courses and conduct renowned, leading-edge research.
Congratulations to Lisa Park and David Pellow on receiving the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, given by the ASA's Environment & Technology section for best book published from 2011-2013, for The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden (NYU Press 2011).August 13th, 2014
David Pellow in his new book, Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement, explores the frequently tense and violent relationships among humans, ecosystems, and nonhuman animal species. He reveals how radical environmental and animal rights movements challenge inequity through a vision they call "total liberation."August 8th, 2014
We are very excited to announce that an updated B.S. degree program has been approved by the Board of Regents! You can see the new B.S. program options here. If you're interested in learning more about this undergraduate degree program, please check in with Bobby Bryant. Current BS students will be able to either switch to the new BS or stay under the degree program they have already declared.March 19th, 2014
The Sociology Department Workshop series is an opportunity for our graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars to present their research. Workshops take place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15 pm in 1114 Social Science Building. Fall semester's schedule is now available.
View U of M Ph.D. candidates now on the job market.
In a recent NY Times op-ed, Chris Uggen's (with alumni Angie Behrens & colleague Jeff Manza) AJS article, "Ballot Manipulation and the 'Menace of Negro Domination': Racial Threat and Felon Disenfranchisement in the United States, 1850-2002" was used to provide historical context to the laws that permanently denied people convicted of crimes the right to vote.November 25th, 2014
In a recent New York Times article, Erin Kelly was interviewed and her article on child care policy, The Strange History of Employer-Sponsored Child Care, referenced. Dependent Care Accounts legislated in 1986 were not indexed for inflation unlike other such accounts. The $5,000 limit would now be $10,859.08.