Publication is central to the intellectual enterprise at Chicago. Faculty publish articles and books on a wide variety of topics in a range of international (English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese) social science and science venues. Chicago students publish widely as well; many departmental MA theses and course papers end up in prominent journals.

Since 1895, the Sociology Department has collectively published the American Journal of Sociology, the leading sociology journal. Edited by a faculty member assisted by faculty and student associate editors, the journal publishes the most significant, path-breaking sociological work. The Journal's book review section is run by a student committee chaired by a faculty member. Participation in AJS has become a hallmark of the Chicago sociology education, from discussion in weekly manuscript meetings to selection of potential book reviewers to reviewing books and manuscripts themselves.

Recent Faculty Books

Levi Martin, John. 2017. Thinking Through Methods: A Social Science Primer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

McGhee Hassrick, Stephen Raudenbush, and Lisa Rosen. 2017. The Ambitious Elementary School: Its Conception, Design, and Contribution to Educational Equality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

Stuart, Forrest. 2016. Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Clemens, Elisabeth. 2016. What is Political Sociology? Cambridge: Polity Press.

Abbott, Andrew. 2016. Processual Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Hoang, Kimberly. 2015. Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work. Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Levi Martin, John. 2015. Thinking Through Theory. New York: Norton.

Zhao, Dingxin. 2015. The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory for Chinese History. New York: Oxford University Press

Zhao, Dingxin. 2015. State and War: A Comparative Analysis of the Chinese and European Historical Development. Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press.

Abbott, Andrew. 2014. Digital / Paper : A Manual for Research and Writing with Library and Internet Materials. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Anselin, Luc. and Sergio Rey. 2014. Modern Spatial Econometrics in Practice, A Guide to GeoDa, GeoDaSpace and PySAL. Chicago: GeoDa Press.

Clark, Terry N. 2014. Can Tocqueville Karaoke?: Global Contrasts in Citizen Participation, the Arts and Development. Emerald Group Publishing.

Recent Faculty Journal Articles

Update coming soon.

Recent Graduate Student Journal Articles

Wong, Jaclyn. 2017. "Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities." Gender & Society. 31(2): 171-196.