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 »
Elizabeth Emelene Jefferis has received the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
The Graham Foundation has awarded David Schalliol a grant for a documentary film he is developing in parallel with his dissertation work.
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.
Samuel Perry has been awarded a Student Research Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion to help fund his dissertation research.
Eva Swyngedouw has been awarded a Social Sciences/Mellon Advanced Studies Fellowship for her research on the negotiation of cultural diversity in immigrant integration offices in Brussels.
Professor Omar McRoberts is Chair-Elect of the ASA Sociology of Religion Section.More awards »
David Schalliol discusses his work on isolated buildings and demolition of a South Side Chicago neighborhood August 7, 6:30 pm at the Arts Incubator, Washington Park. Schalliol's work was recently covered by DNAinfo and he was also interviewed by Japan Today.
Ben Merriman's op-ed, "Why Doubt is a Scientific Virtue," was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Donald J. Bogue, one of the nation's leading demographers, 1918-2014 - See more at:
Gary S. Becker, Nobel-winning scholar of economics and sociology, 1930-2014 - See more at:
Congratulations to the following recent PhDs on their job placements! Stay tuned for more good news!
Workshops & Events
Monday, Oct 20
Workshop on Human Potential
"Who Benefits from Summer Jobs Programs?"
Jonathan Davis, Harris School of Public Policy
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224
Tuesday, Oct 21
Gender and Sexuality Studies Working Group
"Learning to Dress: How Young Buddhist Monks Convey Gender, Sexuality, and Morality with Their Robes"
Michael Chladek, Dept of Comparative Human Development
4:30 pm, CSGS, 1st Fl. Conference Rm.
East Asia Workshop
"Settling Symbolic Battles in Workplaces: The Spatial Dynamics of Organizational Responses to Institutional Demands"
Yuhao Zhuang, MAPSS
4:30, Pick Lounge
Workshop on Education
"The Multiple Faces of Identity: Understanding Adolescent Identity Formation within the Urban Ed Context"
Jamaal Matthews, Montclair State University
12:00 pm, Rosenwald Rm 015
Wednesday, Oct 22
City, Society and Space Workshop
Forest Gregg, Dept of Sociology
4:30 pm, SS 401
Thursday, Oct 23
"The Added Worker Effect Revisited: Differential Responses by Husbands and Wives"
Sara LaLumia, Williams College
12:00 pm, NORC 232/233
Reproducing Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
"Becoming Industrial Workers: Black Women in the New York Garment Industry"
Janette Elice Gayle, Dept of History
Social Theory Workshop
"'In the Spirit of Ernst Thälmann:' Weimar Communism, the Nation, and the 1970s West German Left"
David Spreen, University of Michigan
6:00 pm, Wilder House
Click here for a full list of Fall 2014 workshops.