About the Department

Thank you for visiting the Department of Sociology! Every year, our department strives to continue its legacy of excellence in the field of Sociology through outstanding scholarly research, teaching, and public engagement. Our faculty are internationally and nationally prominent; we have a history of leadership in professional organizations. Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in exciting, socially meaningful research; many of them have been featured in the media this year.

Our department offers several degree-granting programs, including the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. degrees (sequential M.A./Ph.D.). We currently have over 300 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. We offer training in a wide range of substantive areas, methodological approaches, and theoretical orientations. Areas of particular strength include culture, education, gender and sexualities, human rights, political sociology and social movements, racism and ethnic relations, stratification, and urban and community studies. Other areas of faculty and graduate student interest include work and labor markets, social demography, globalization and immigration, and sociology of religion.

To become acquainted with our faculty, please explore their individual pages, or you can search faculty members by their areas of interest.

OFFICE INFORMATION

Hours: 7.30-4:30, Monday through Friday

Fax: 860-486-6356

ADMINISTRATION

Department Head
Sociology

Manisha Desai

Manisha Desai

Associate Head
Sociology

David L. Weakliem

David L. Weakliem

Director
Graduate Studies

Elizabeth Holzer

Elizabeth Holzer

Director
Undergraduate Studies

simon cheng

Simon Cheng

STAFF

Program Assistant

Katherine Covey

Academic Advisor

Kathryn Upson

Program Assistant, Sociology & Philosophy

Aaron Rosman