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, June 2
Workshop on Human Potential
"Causes and Consequences of Biased Grading at School in Norway"
Leroy Andersland, University of Bergen
10:30 am, Harris Rm 224
Social Theory and Evidence Workshop
"Sociological Perspectives on the Imperial Chamber Court (1495-1806)"
Rena Schwarting, Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, SS 305
Thursday, June 5
"Traditional Medical Beliefs and the Impact of Hygiene Instruction"
Daniel Bennett, University of Chicago
12:00 pm, NORC Seminar Rm 232/233
Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop
"Rethinking the Archive: Atlantic Slavery and the Colonial Practice of Race in Early Modernity"
Sherwin Bryant, Northwestern University
4:30 pm, CSRPC, 5733 S. University)
Click here for a full list of Spring 2014 workshops.