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
Committee on Quantitative Methods in Social, Behavioral, and Health 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 415
Phone: 773-702-8962

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

Neil Brenner

Lucy Flower Professor of Urban Sociology

Office: Social Sciences 422
Phone: 773-702-8677

Interests: critical urban theory and capitalist urbanization; cities, hinterlands and global political ecology; economic sociology and comparative-historical geopolitical economy; fossil capitalism and energy geographies; critical infrastructure studies; capitalism and social theory; Marxism. 

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 Distinguished Service 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

Max Palevsky 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

Associate Professor

Office: Social Sciences 405
Phone: 773-344-8017

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

Andreas Glaeser

Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department

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.

Julian Go

Professor; Faculty Affiliate in the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture; The Committee on International Relations; Senior Fellow, Society of Fellows, the College

Office: Social Sciences 319

Interests: empire, colonialism and postcolonial thought, historical sociology, social theory, global and transnational sociology, politics and culture, race and ethnicity

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

Interests: Social Theory

Karin Knorr Cetina

O. Borchert Distinguished Service Professor

Office: Social Sciences 426
Phone: 773-834-3312

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

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 and Director of Graduate Studies
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.

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.


Robert Vargas

Associate Professor
Deputy Dean of the Social Sciences

Office: Social Sciences 410
Phone: 773-834-2586

Interests: political economy of policing, urban studies, law, race, and mixed methods

Linda Waite

George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor

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

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

Geoffrey Wodtke

Associate Professor
Associate Director, Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility

Office: Social Sciences 425
Phone: 773-834-0335

Interests: social stratification, social psychology, quantitative methods, causal inference


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


Linda Zhao

Assistant Professor

Interests: social networks, intergroup dynamics, immigrant integration, policing, race and ethnicity, demography, neighborhoods, computational social science