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Research & Programs

The Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University concentrates on two broad areas, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. One is cross-national, comparative research and the study of long-term, world-scale social change . The other is social inequality and the major institutions of this and other societies that directly affect individuals’ stratification prospects and outcomes, namely, family, education, and work, as well as, more generally, class, race, and gender.

Faculty and student research is devoted to addressing important theoretical issues with rigorous empirical study . Results from these studies help advance general knowledge of society and contribute to the solution of social problems.