Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Our community consists of 30 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.
Joachim Savelsberg and Timothy Johnson (Political Science) have accepted coeditorship 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 will be 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.February 27th, 2013
On May 3rd we gathered to celebrate another exciting year of student research and exceptional accomplishments. The presentations by our graduate and undergraduate students were thought-provoking and generated stimulating discussions. Over 50 individuals participated in the 15 panel sessions held throughout the day. In his keynote, Violence at the Urban Margins, Javier Auyero, addressed the meanings and dynamics of the fast-rising interpersonal violence in Latin American neighborhoods of relegation during the last two decades. Department Chair, Elizabeth Boyle, announced this year’s recipients of the Public Sociology Award to Minnesota for a Fair Economy. We thank all of the participants and congratulate the award winners (pdf)!
View U of M Ph.D. candidates now on the job market.
Enid Logan was recently quoted in a Huffington Post article discussing race, medicine, science, and the state. The article focused on the contrasting societal responses to maternal use of prescription drugs and crack-cocaine during pregnancy.September 11th, 2012
Heather McLaughlin, Chris Uggen, and Amy Blackstone's article "Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power" in American Sociological Review is available online, along with a podcast interview with Heather regarding her research.August 8th, 2012