To take some representative examples, current research includes studies of the culture of science, organizations, and the city; collective memory, and the collective identities of race, ethnicity, and nation; gender and inequality in global perspective;religion and the family; care and caregivers; class and education; economic and historical sociology.
While theoretically varied, our work is fully empirical and draws on a broad array of quantitative and qualitative approaches. Members of the Department are also committed to the enhancement of interdisciplinary approaches.
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SOCIOLOGY OFFICE HAS MOVED
The Sociology Office is now located at
Dynamics Building on 2015 Ivy Rd, 3rd floor
Department of Sociology
Welcome to UVA! - Professor Adam Slez will join the Sociology faculty beginning Fall 2013. His interests include Political Sociology, Comparative-Historical Sociology and Quantitative Methods.
Honoring Excellence - PhD Candidates Julia Schroeder & Francesca Tripodi were awarded a Graduate Assistant Teaching Awards from the Teaching Resource Center. More info here.
Top Honors - Professor Stephan Fuchs's book, Against Essentialism: A Theory of Culture and Society, was just named one of the ten major theory books since 2000 by Randall Collins. Read more here.
Another Achievement - Professor Donald Black has been awarded the Harry J. Kalven, Jr. Award by the Law and Society Association. Read more here.
Race & Ethnicity - Professor Pendergrass's article, "Perceiving Race and Region in the Black Reverse Migration to the South," has recently been accepted by the Du Bois Review for inclusion in their Fall 2013 issue, 10.2. View more about Professor Pendergrass here.
Congratulations! Professor Sabrina Pendergrass has been awarded a 2013 John Casteen III Faculty Fellowship in Ethics offered by the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life (IPE).
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