University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

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Research Specialties

Public Sociology, Social Justice, and Community Action

The Minnesota Sociology Department is an engaged department. We conduct relevant and timely research on topics of public significance, enter into important policy debates, participate in community action, and are committed to social justice. Throughout these engagements, our research remains reflexive and independent; it is not in any way beholden to particular public or private interests.

Faculty members in the department conduct research on a broad range of topics, which are summarized by the following interest areas: