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.

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DEPARTMENT AWARDS

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.

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News

Congratulations to the following recent PhDs on their job placements! Stay tuned for more good news! 

Laura Doering has accepted a position at the University of Toronto and will begin as an assistant professor of Strategic Management in the Rotman School of Management.
 
Noah Askin has accepted a position at INSEAD in France and will begin as an assistant professor in their Organizational Behavior group.
 
Julia Burdick-Will will be joining Johns Hopkins University as an assistant professor in both Sociology and Education.
 
Daniel Huebner will start as an assistant professor in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
 
Jae-Mahn Shim has accepted an assistant professor position in Sociology at the City University of Seoul, Korea.
 
Michaela Soyer will begin as an assistant professor of Sociology at Hunter College.
 
SaunJuhi Verma has accepted an assistant professor position in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University as well as the 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.
 

 

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. 

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