Andrew Abbott

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor

Office: Social Sciences 314
Phone: 773-702-4545

Interests: professions and work, urban sociology, historical sociology, methodology, and general social theory.

Luc Anselin

Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College
Director, Center for Spatial Data Science
Chair of the Committee on Geographical Sciences
Senior Fellow, NORC

Office: Social Sciences 421
Phone: 773-834-3320

Interests: spatial data science, spatial econometrics, computational social science, regional science, urban studies, crime, public health

Joyce Bell

Associate Professor

Office: Social Sciences 413
Phone: 773-834-0577

Interests: Race, Social Movements, Work, Professions, Organizations, Diversity in Higher Education


Kathleen Cagney


Office: PRC 1155 E 60th St., Rm 238
Phone: 773-256-6341

Interests: health and medicine, population, urban sociology, aging and the life course

Terry N. Clark


Office: Social Sciences 321
Phone: 773-702-8686

Interests: using decision-making theory to approach urban politics and other social phenomena. Sociology of culture, transnational processes, urban sociology, social theory. 

Elisabeth S. Clemens

William Rainey Harper Professor of Sociology and the College

Office: Social Sciences 323
Phone: 773-834-4746

Interests: organizational theory, political sociology, the role of social movements and voluntary organizations in processes of institutional change.

James A. Evans

Professor; Director, Knowledge Lab; Faculty Director, Masters Program in Computational Social Science; External Professor, Santa Fe Institute

Office: Social Sciences 420
Phone: 773-834-3612

Interests: knowing, computational social science, collective intelligence, science of science, skills and learning, machine learning & AI, human-machine intelligence, human and machine languages, fields and networks, text and image analysis, the science of data.


René D. Flores

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor

Office: Social Sciences 424
Phone: 773-702-9217

Interests: immigration, race and ethnicity, identity, public policy, public opinion, quantitative methods

Marco Garrido

Assistant Professor

Office: Social Sciences 317
Phone: 773-702-6515

Interests: urban sociology, political sociology, social theory, transnational processes, and inequality.

Andreas Glaeser


Office: Social Sciences 401 D-E
Phone: 773-702-8679

Interests: cultural change, ways of knowing and understanding, identity, emotions, social ontology and historical and ethnographic methods.

Antonio Guimaraes

Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (CLAS/Sociology)

Interests: Historical sociology, racial and national formation in Latin America, racialization, social identities. Race, class and gender.

Sharon Hicks-Bartlett


Office: Edelstone Center, Rm 151
Phone: 773 702 8677

Interests: urban and suburban poverty, ethnography, qualitative methods, sociology of the family, gerontology, race and critical race theory, sociology of culture, and visual sociology.

Kimberly Kay Hoang

Associate Professor
Director of Global Studies

Office: Social Sciences 413
Phone: 773-834-0579

Interests: Global and Transnational Sociology, Sociology of Gender and Sexualities, Economic Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods

Hans Joas

Visiting Professor (Jointly Appointed in Social Thought)

Office: Foster 309
Phone: 773-834-1090

Research Interests: Social Theory


Karin Knorr Cetina

Otto Borchert Distinguished Service Professor (Jointly Appointed in Anthropology)

Office: Social Sciences 424
Phone: 773-834-3312

Interests: economic sociology, sociology of science, consumption, globalization, sociology of culture, qualitative methods, contemporary theory.

Edward O. Laumann

George H. Mead Distinguished Service Professor

Office: Social Sciences 410
Phone: 773-702-8691

Interests: organizational and economic sociology, human sexuality, political sociology and social stratification.

John Levi Martin

Florence Borchert Bartling Professor

Office: Social Sciences 312
Phone: 773-702-7098
Fax: 773-702-4849

Interests: social structures, political fields and the quantitative study of qualities.


Stephen Raudenbush

Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies; Chair, Committee on Education

Office: Social Sciences 417
Phone: 773-834-1904

Interests: sociology of education and quantitative methods.

Kristen Schilt

Associate Professor
Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Office: Social Sciences 320
Phone: 773-702-7753

Interests: Gender, sexualities, culture, workplace studies.

Xi Song

Assistant Professor

Office: Social Sciences 422
Phone: 773-834-0335

Interests: Demography, social stratification and mobility, demographic and quantitative methodology.

Ross M. Stolzenberg


Office: Social Sciences 325
Phone: 773-702-8685

Interests:  Employment and its connections to other social institutions and structures, including formal organizations, the family, schools, and ethnic, race and gender stratification patterns.


Jenny Trinitapoli

Associate Professor

Office: Social Sciences 414
Office hours:
Phone: 773-834-0334

Interests: Demography, sociology of religion, sub-Saharan Africa


Linda Waite

Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology

Office: NORC 249A
Phone: 773-256-6333

Interests: the family, especially working families, cohabitation, marriage and divorce, aging, and the labor force

Kazuo Yamaguchi

Ralph Lewis Professor

Office: NORC 249
Phone: 773-256-6324

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

Max Palevsky Professor

Office: Social Sciences 405
Phone: 773-702-4088

Interests: political sociology broadly defined. His research covers the areas of social movements, nationalism, comparative historical sociology, social change and economic development.