ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The University of Chicago Department of Sociology is among the great sociology departments of the world. Founded in 1892 as the first sociology department in the United States, Chicago has a proud tradition of creative and foundational work.Read more »
Andrea Haidar, a third-year Sociology major, was awarded the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a competitive award that will help fund her graduate education.
Dean Small has been named the John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology and the College.
Jan Doering and Rick Moore have each been awarded an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant. Doering studies studies how the issue of street crime and public safety unites or divides residents in multiracial neighborhoods. Moore's work investigates how religion is constructed as a category in everyday life through ethnography, interviews and field experiments with secular and religious individuals in the Bible Belt and the Midwest.
Professor Cheol-Sung Lee’s “Associational Networks and Welfare States in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, and Taiwan” has received the best article award from the ASA section on the Sociology of Development along with honorable mentions for best article from the sections on Political Sociology and Labor and Labor Movements.
Professor Karin Knorr Cetina has been named the Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology, Anthropology and the College.More awards »
Congratulations to the following recent PhDs on their job placements! Stay tuned for more good news!
The Chicago Maroon discusses #FOLLOWUS— a multimedia, multidimensional installation produced by Professor Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt in collaboration with a group of undergraduate students. The exhibit uses archives, interviews, community folklore and creative reinterpretation to showcase untold, forgotten and unofficial narratives of the University of Chicago.
Professor Kristen Schilt's research on gender inequality and transgender rights has been featured on the Huffington Post.
Professor Kristen Schilt discusses her recent article, "Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System" recently published in Gender and Society, on the Journal's blog. Co-authored with Laurel Westbrook, the article uses content analysis to examine reactions to recent transgender rights legislation.more news »
Workshops & Events
Monday, Apr 14
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
Maude Pugliese, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, SSR 305
Wednesday, Apr 16
Organizations and Markets Workshop
"Perspectives on Recombination"
Ray Reagans, MIT
3:00 pm, Harper Center HC3B
Thursday, Apr 17
"Studying Overall Self-Rated Health Using Vignettes: New Data and Results from L.A.FANS-2"
Narayan Sastry, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233
City, Society and Space Workshop
"Preliminary Results from the Erotic Market Labor Study"
Jessica Bishop-Royce, DePaul University, Social Science Research Council
4:00 pm, SSR 302
Friday, Apr 18
Computational Social Sciences Workshop
"Will the Real Steve Fienberg Please Stand Up: A Bayesian Approach to Graphical Record Linkage"
Rebecca Steorts, Carnegie Mellon University
2:00 pm, Harper Memorial Library 140
Click here for a full list of Winter 2014 workshops.