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.
Alejandro Baer and Steve Hunegs were featured in a Startribune op ed marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and their community partners hosted, Bearing Witness 70 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz, which included the unveiling of portraits and interviews of survivors. Visit their virtual museum.January 27th, 2015
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
David 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
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.
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Rob Warren's recently published findings, Patterns and Trends in Grade Retention Rates in the United States, 1995-2010, were the focus of an article by the Huffington Post on the decline in student retention rates.December 11th, 2014