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.
We are all saddened by the sudden death of our graduate student, Tim Ortyl. Colleagues and friends gathered at a memorial on November 7th to remember Tim and celebrate his life, research, and accomplishments. We were joined by his parents and Professor Alex Rothman, CLA Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, who conferred Tim's Ph.D.November 18th, 2013
In his new book, Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa, Ron Aminzade explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded in Tanzanian history. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.November 15th, 2013
The fall schedule for the Sociology Department Workshop series is now available. This 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.
View U of M Ph.D. candidates now on the job market.
Joachim Savelsberg and Timothy Johnson (Political Science) are now co-editors of Law & Society Review (LS&R). This is the journal of the Law & Society Association and regarded by socio-legal scholars worldwide as a leading publication for work bearing on the relationship between society and the legal process.
John "Rob" Warren is the editor of Sociology of Education (SOE), a journal of the American Sociological Association. This is the top ranked publication in education research. They publish research that examines how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.October 23rd, 2013