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McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Sociolagy

Department of Sociolagy

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology has a long track-record of training undergraduate students for post-college opportunities and graduate students for academic and research careers. Our faculty have national reputations and records of award-winning publications, research grants, and leadership of national and regional sociological associations.

We specialize in the study of social inequality. More specifically, our faculty focus on community and urban, health and medical, race and ethnicity, and gender and family. We encourage prospective graduate students interested in these issues to join us! Our urban location and proximity to six major hospitals make UC an ideal place to study urban and health issues, and Sociologists for Women in Society have consistently awarded us their seal of approval for gender scholarship.

The intellectual hub of the department is the Kunz Center for Social Research, an endowed center located within and designated to support the research mission of the department. It provides research funding for faculty and graduate students, and provides an intellectual commons for faculty and students across the university. Sociology founded The Cincinnati Project, which provides grants to faculty and graduate students to conduct research benefitting disadvantaged Cincinnati communtiies and the agencies that serve them.

Finally, Sociology is one of 13 departments affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, which provides dissertation fellowships, summer funding, and money for research expenses.

Click here to apply to our graduate programs!


Upcoming Events

  • February 9-10, 2017, Taft Research Center: Annual Taft humanitiesNOW Graduate Conference, featuring Alan Grigsby at 3 p.m. on 2/10
  • February 17, 2017, 8:30-2:30 PM, AACRC: The Cincinnati Project Symposium, featuring Patricia Hill Collins
  • February 24, 2017, 9:30-4 PM, TUC: Black Feminisms Symposium
  • February 27-March 6, 2017, Taft Research Center: Taft Annual Symposium, featuring Earl Wright at 12:30 p.m. on 3/6
  • March 3, 2017, 3:00 PM, 1606 Crosley: Lyceum Presents: Graduate Student Conference Preparation
  • March 7, 2017, 3:00 PM, 616C Rievschl: Data Integration Workshop, Elaina Johns-Wolfe and Alan Grigsby
  • March 24, 2017, 3:00 PM, Taft Research Center: Annual Jergens lecture: Jennifer Givens from Utah State University
  • April 7, 2017, 3:00 PM, Taft Research Center: Jenkins Cross-Boundary Award, Details TBD
  • April 14, 2017, 3:00 PM, Taft Research Center: Sociology Department annual end-of-year party



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