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.
David Knoke's book, Economic Networks, was recognized by the sociology subject editors of Choice Magazine as one of their 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013. This prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community.February 25th, 2014
Join us in congratulating Erin Kelly who has been named Scholar of the College for 2014. This award was established to acknowledge outstanding achievement by faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and are chosen on the basis of their past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement. This award includes three years of financial support for her research and creative work.January 14th, 2014
Rachel Schurman received a Global Spotlight Research Seed Grant for her project, The New Green Revolution and the Politics of Agricultural Policy Making in Tanzania; and Valentine Cadieux received a Global Spotlight Research Major Grant for her project, Building Popular Food Security Institutions: Developing Policy-Oriented Curriculum for Translating between Political Agro-Ecology Practice and Policy Reform in Nepal, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the E.U. The GPS Alliance's biennial focus is on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. In 2012-2014, the focus or spotlight is on the region of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security.
The spring 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.
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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