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Department of Sociology
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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

  • Park and Pellow Win Book Award

    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
  • New Book Released

    Total Liberation cover.jpgDavid 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
  • Uggen Wins ASA Mentoring Award

    Congratulations Chris Uggen for receiving the Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award for 2014. Jointly awarded by ASA's CLD and Sociology of Law Sections, it recognizes
    sustained work and innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergrad and grad students as well as other scholars (particularly younger scholars). The formal presentation will be held at the annual meetings in San Francisco in August.

    May 15th, 2014
  • Updated BS Degree Approved!

    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

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. Fall 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

  • Switching Racial or Ethnic Identity?

    Carolyn Liebler's research recently released as a U.S. Census Bureau working paper has sparked an interesting dialog (and much media attention) regarding the reporting of race when she found media outlets almost 10 million Americans changed how they identified their race or ethnicity when asked by the Census over the course of a decade.

    August 8th, 2014
  • Do atheists get a seat at God's table?

    Maybe in St. Paul where the "Interfaith" Conversation Cafe changed it's name to "Interbelief" to include the nonreligious. Penny Edgell, in a Pioneer Press report, stated that her 2014 survey found the public more accepting of various religious groups but not for atheists who had the same high degree of mistrust found in 2006.

    August 7th, 2014

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