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The department has a history of concentrated research and teaching in global social change and social inequality.

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Versatile Career Paths

Graduates conduct research in universities around the world and occupy key staff positions in a variety of sociological research organizations and government agencies.

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The Sociology major helps students develop expertise by exposing them to research and teaching in several areas central to the discipline.

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Emily Hannum

Emily Hannum is a Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra is an Associate Professor in sociology at the University of California, San Diego, a founding faculty member of the Halicioğlu Data Science Institute, co-founder of the Computational […]

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Underwriting Souls Launches

Alexandre (Sasha) White and his collaborator Pyar Seth launch Underwriting Souls, a new digital archive and exhibit on the slavery-related holdings at Lloyd’s, one of the oldest insurance companies in […]

Professor Ho-fung Hung in the New York Times

Young People in China Can’t Find Work, and Xi Jinping Has Only One Response In August the Chinese government released a shocking piece of data: A record 21.3 percent of […]

Open Rank Faculty Search in Sociology

As part of a strategic investment for a transformative expansion of the faculty of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University is […]