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Department of Sociology.

Department of Sociology

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.

Announcements

  • New Books Released

    Migration incorporation and change.jpgIn their new book, Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World, Syed Ali and Doug Hartmann take a unique approach to material students need to get a good sense of the empirical and theoretical trends in the field of migration studies. Written in engaging and approachable prose and short enough that professors can easily build their courses around it without hesitating to assign additional readings.

    World Suffering2.pngProfessor Emeritus, Ron Anderson, has just released the first book tackling the topic of world suffering, World Suffering and Quality of Life. This edited volume brings together ideas and research experience from the best minds and leading researchers in the fields of pain, suffering, poverty, deprivation, disability and quality of life (including well-being and happiness) and a wealth of insights about the interaction between suffering and quality of life, the characterization of worldwide suffering, and the implications of these data for local and global policy on health and social well-being.

    February 12th, 2015

Workshop Series

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. Spring semester's schedule is now available.

Grads on the Market

View U of M Ph.D. candidates now on the job market.

In the News

  • SRI - Friday, April 17

    SRI is our annual spring forum for sociology students to present their research on panels, in discussion groups, or with poster presentations. Attend or Participate!2015 SRI logo.jpg

    March 19th, 2015
  • Stigma of Mental Illness

    Cawo Abdi contributed to an article in the StarTribune regarding the stigma of mental illness and skepticism of mental-health treatment among Somali-Americans.

    March 10th, 2015

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