Welcome to the Department of Sociology
We are among the largest and highest ranked sociology departments in the country. According to the 2011 US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments our program was ranked 7th among public universities and tied for 14th among all universities.
Our 43 tenured or tenure-track faculty offer undergraduates and graduate students a wide range of educational and research opportunities. Our strong scholarly reputation and Austin's rich quality of life attract leading early-career and senior sociologists and top-notch graduate students to call UT-Austin home.
KERA News talks to Dr. Harel Shapira about his research at the Arizona-Mexico border with the controversial paramilitary group the Minutemen for his new book Waiting for José: The Minutemen’s Pursuit of America.
Dr. Jacqui Angel is a winner of the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award from the American Sociological Association section on Aging and the Life Course.
Dr Robert Hummer speaks to The New York Times about how life in the United States can lead to poor health for immigrants.
Ayesha Akbar, a junior majoring in government, psychology and Arabic language and culture, has received a 2013 Montgomery Summer Research Fellowship in Law and Social Science from the American Bar Foundation.
Dr. Nestor Rodriguez has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 American Sociological Association Latina/o Section Distinguished Career Award.