Andrew Abbott, Professor
Interests: professions and work, urban sociology, historical sociology, methodology, and general social theory.
Gary Becker, Professor (Jointly Appointed in Economics)
Interests: the interactions among investments in human capital, economic growth, intergenerational mobility, and population growth. He is also studying addictive behavior and the market for drugs.
Kathleen Cagney, Associate Professor (Jointly Appointed in Health Studies)
Interests: health and medicine, population, urban sociology, aging and the life course
Terry N. Clark, Professor
Interests: using decision-making theory to approach urban politics and other social phenomena.
Elisabeth S. Clemens, William Rainey Harper Professor of Sociology and the College and Chair of the Department
Interests: organizational theory, political sociology, the role of social movements and voluntary organizations in processes of institutional change.
James A. Davis, Visiting Professor
Interests: change with the NORC General Social Survey, national differences with the ISSP, simple methods of survey analysis and fomenting quantitative thinking in the undergraduate
James Evans, Associate Professor
Interests: knowledge and science, social networks and organizations, content analysis, economic sociology and the sociology of work.
Andreas Glaeser, Professor
Interests: cultural change, ways of knowing and understanding, identity, emotions, social ontology and historical and ethnographic methods.
Hans Joas, Visiting Professor (Jointly Appointed in Social Thought)
Karin Knorr Cetina, George Wells Beadle Chair Distinguished Service Professor (Jointly Appointed in Anthropology)
Interests: economic sociology, sociology of science, consumption, globalization, sociology of culture, qualitative methods, contemporary theory.
Edward O. Laumann, George H. Mead Distinguished Service Professor
Interests: organizational and economic sociology, human sexuality, political sociology and social stratification.
Cheol-Sung Lee, Associate Professor
Interests: political sociology, comparative/historical sociology, social movements
John Levi Martin, Professor
Interests: social structures, political fields and the quantitative study of qualities.
Omar McRoberts, Associate Professor
Interests: the sociology of religion, urban sociology, urban poverty, race, and collective action.
Stephen Raudenbush, Professor
Interests: sociology of education and quantitative methods.
Kristen Schilt, Assistant Professor
Interests: Gender, sexualities, culture, workplace studies.
Mario Small, Professor & Dean of the Social Sciences Division
Interests: Urban poverty, inequality and culture, migration, higher education, and the sociology of knowledge.
Ross M. Stolzenberg, Professor
Interests: employment and its connections to other social institutions and structures, including formal organizations, the family, schools, and ethnic, race and gender stratification patterns.
Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor
Interests: Urban Sociology, Methods and Models, Crime and Deviance, Social Control, Homelessness, Ethnography.
Richard Taub, Professor (Jointly Appointed in Comparative Human Development)
Interests: urban, rural and community economic development, the nature of entrepreneurship, public policy with particular concern about implementation and organization of policy
Linda Waite, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Interests: the family, especially working families, cohabitation, marriage and divorce, aging, and the labor force.
Kazuo Yamaguchi, Ralph Lewis Professor
Interests: models (statistical models for social data and mathematical models for social phenomena), life course, rational choice, exchange networks, stratification and mobility, demography of family and employment, process of drug use progression, and Japanese society.
Dingxin Zhao, Professor
Interests: political sociology broadly defined. His research covers the areas of social movements, nationalism, comparative historical sociology, social change and economic development.
Emeriti (in residence)
Charles E. Bidwell, Professor Emeritus
Interests: the structural analysis of change in formal organizations and in the social organization of education.
Donald J. Bogue, Professor Emeritus
Interests: family planning made him a major force in the worldwide movement for population control. He continues to do active research on topics in human ecology.
Donald N. Levine, Professor Emeritus
Interests: classical social theory, Ethiopian studies, conflict theory and aikido, and philosophies of liberal education.
Emeriti (out of residence)
Leo A. Goodman - Berkeley, CA, Professor Emeritus
William L. Parish - Berkeley, CA, Professor Emeritus
Martin Riesebrodt, Professor Emeritus
Gerald D. Suttles - Bloomington, IN, Professor Emeritus
Ronald S. Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, Graduate School of Business
Bernard E. Harcourt, Julius Kreeger Professor, Law School
Susan E. Mayer, Professor, Harris Graduate School of Public Policy
John F. Padgett, Professor, Political Science
Dan Slater, Associate Professor, Political Science