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Ari Adut

Associate Professor

ariadut@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-4284 |
RLP 3.518

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Ronald J. Angel

Professor

rangel@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6315 |
RLP 3.530

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Javier Auyero

Professor, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Professorship #3

auyero@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8073 |
RLP 3.624

Education: Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

Interests: Political ethnography, urban politics, environmental sociology

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Sarah Brayne, PhD

Assistant Professor, Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship

sbrayne@utexas.edu |
512-475-8641 |
RLP 2.408J

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John S. Butler

Professor, Department of Sociology; Faculty Director, Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs

john.butler@mccombs.utexas.edu |
512-232-6328 |
RLP 3.606

Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Shannon E. Cavanagh

Professor

scavanagh@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8319 |
RLP 2.708A

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Mounira M. Charrad

Associate Professor

charrad@utexas.edu |
512-232-6311 |
RLP 3.526

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Gender & Women's Rights; Political Sociology; Social Theory; Colonialism; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Globalization; Middle East and North Africa.

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Jacob Cheadle

Professor

j.e.cheadle@utmail.utexas.edu |
512-232-7064 |
RLP 2.622F

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

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Diane Coffey

Assistant Professor

coffey@utexas.edu |
512-232-6915 |
RLP 2.620D

Education: PhD, Princeton University

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Robert Crosnoe

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts; Professor, Rapoport Centennial Professorship of Liberal Arts #2, Department of Sociology

crosnoe@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-7202 (COLA), 512-471-8329 (PRC) |
GEB 3.212 (COLA), RLP 2.406F (PRC)

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Human Development, Education, Family, Health, Immigration

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Daniel Fridman

Associate Professor

dfridman@utexas.edu |
512-232-4811 |
RLP 3.634

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

Interests: Economic Sociology; Ethnography; Sociology of Finance; Neoliberalism; Markets and Consumption; Sociology of Money; Latin America.

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Jennifer Glass

Professor, Centennial Commission Professorship in the Liberal Arts #4

jennifer-glass@utexas.edu |
512-471-8355 |
RLP 2.702F

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: work and family issues, telecommuting and new labor practices, STEM labor force retention

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Gloria González-López

Professor, CB Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair #4 in US-Mexico Relations

gloria@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6343 |
RLP 3.504

Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California

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Bridget Goosby

Professor

bgoosby@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-9863 |
RLP 2.622H

Education: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Interests: Health Disparities, Race and Ethnicity, Biosociology/Biodemography, Poverty/Inequality, Life Course

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Mark D. Hayward

Professor, Centennial Commission Professorship in Liberal Arts #1

mhayward@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8382 |
RLP 2.622E

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Interests: Life course origins of health disparities, morbidity and mortality, biodemography

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William R Kelly

Professor

wkelly@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-4142 |
RLP 3.512

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Interests: Criminal Justice Reform

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Ken-Hou Lin

Associate Professor

lin@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-9412 |
RLP 2.702D

Education: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Interests: Inequality, Economy and Society, Finance, Organization, Race, and Methods.

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Leticia Marteleto

Associate Professor

marteleto@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8302 |
RLP 2.708D

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: social demography

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Chandra L. Muller, PhD

Professor, Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professorship, Ashbel Smith Professorship

cmuller@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8377 |
RLP 2.408G

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Marc A. Musick

Professor, Director

musick@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-3458 |
RLP 2.104

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Pamela Paxton

Professor, Department Chair, Linda K. George and John Wilson Professorship

ppaxton@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-3255 (Chair's Office), 512-232-6323 |
RLP 3.722 (Chair's Office), RLP 3.738

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Becky Pettit

Professor, Barbara Pierce Bush Regents Professorship of Liberal Arts

bpettit@utexas.edu |
512-471-9850 |
RLP 2.622C

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests: Social Inequality, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Labor Markets, Research Methods

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Joseph E. Potter

Professor, C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in US-Mexico Relations #4

joe@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8341 |
RLP 2.620C

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University

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Daniel A. Powers

Professor

dpowers@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6335 |
RLP 2.622J

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Demography, Infant Mortality, Fertility, Statistics and Methods

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Tetyana Pudrovska

Associate Professor

tpudrovs@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP 2.622D

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Population Health Disparities, Gender and Health, Work and Health, Biopsychosocial Stress, Biodemography, Aging

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Kelly Raley

Professor, Christie and Stanley E. Adams, Jr. Centennial Professorship in Liberal Arts

kelly.raley@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-6333 |
RLP 2.702E

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Interests: Demography, Family, Race and Ethnic Relations, Education, Work Occupations and Organizations, Gender

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Robert Reece

Assistant Professor

robert.l.reece@gmail.com |
512-232-6318 |
RLP 3.736

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Mark Regnerus

Professor

regnerus@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6307 |
RLP 3.524

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Néstor P. Rodríguez

Professor

nrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8072 |
RLP 3.528

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Mary Rose

Associate Professor

mrose@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6336 |
RLP 3.630

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

Interests: Juries and Jury Decision Making, Empirical Analysis of the Law, Social Psychology

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Sharmila Rudrappa

Professor

rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6310 |
RLP 3.614

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Harel Shapira

Associate Professor

hshapira@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8075 |
RLP 3.636

Education: Ph.D., Columbia University

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Debra J. Umberson

Professor, Centennial Commission Professorship in Liberal Arts #1

umberson@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-6330 |
RLP 2.708B

Education: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Interests: Health Disparities, Aging & the Life Course, Gender and Sexuality, Social Relationships and Loss, Blended Methods

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Peter Ward

Professor, C. B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair # 1 in US-Mexico Relations

peter.ward@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6319 |
SOC RLP 3.730; LBJ = SRH 3.229

Education: Ph.D., University of Liverpool

Interests: Academic: Housing and Governance in Mexico and Latin America. Non academic: Opera & Longhorn Football.

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Alexander Weinreb

Professor

aweinreb@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-0437 |
RLP 2.620E

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Interests: Social and political demography, data collection methods

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Abigail Weitzman

Assistant Professor

aweitzman@utexas.edu |
RLP 2.708C

Education: Ph.D., New York University

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Christine L. Williams, PhD

Professor, Elsie & Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr., Centennial Professorship in Liberal Arts

cwilliams@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6321 |
RLP 3.608

Interests: gender, sexuality, workplace inequality, qualitative research methods, theory

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Michael P Young

Professor

myoung@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-6331 |
RLP 3.514

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Associate Professors of Instruction


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Penny A Green

Associate Professor of Instruction

pennygreen@utexas.edu |
512-232-6306 |
RLP 3.602

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Classical Sociological and Modern Evolutionary Theory, Globalization, Widening Income Inequality

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Hossein Haghshenas

Associate Professor of Instruction

mehdiha@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-8064 |
RLP 3.604

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Professors of Instruction


Kurt Cousins

Assistant Professor of Instruction

kurt.cousins@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP 3.610A

Education: M.D., University of North Carolina

Kelly Fulton

Assistant Professor of Instruction

kgfulton@austin.utexas.edu |
RLP 3.612

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

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Jiwon Jeon

Assistant Professor of Instruction

JiwonJeon@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4825 |
RLP 3.522

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jeffrey Kane

Assistant Professor of Instruction

jkane@childneurotx.com

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Stephanie Osbakken

Assistant Professor of Instruction

osbakken@utexas.edu |
512-232-6338 |
RLP 3.506

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Lynette Osborne

Assistant Professor of Instruction

LOsborne@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.628

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University

Interests: Gender, Education, Women/Minorities in STEM, Deviance, Research Methods/Statistics, Evaluation Research

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Nina Palmo

Assistant Professor of Instruction

npalmo@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.626B

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Scott Swearingen

Assistant Professor of Instruction

swear@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1533 |
RLP 3.516

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Affiliated Faculty


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Jacqueline L. Angel

Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs (Affiliated)

jangel@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-2956 |
SRH 3.217

Education: Ph.D., Rutgers University

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Simone A. Browne, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (Affiliated)

sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu

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Wenhong Chen

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication (Affiliated)

wenhong.chen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4952 |
CMA 5.142

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Toni Falbo

Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education (Affiliated)

toni@prc.utexas.edu |
512-471-8020 |
RLP 2.622F, SZB 506Q

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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Yasmiyn Irizarry, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (Affiliated)

yirizarry@austin.utexas.edu

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Dhiraj Murthy

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication (Affiliated)

dhiraj.murthy@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1845 |
BMC 3.338

Education: Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Lynette Osborne

Assistant Professor of Instruction

LOsborne@utexas.edu |
RLP 3.628

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University

Interests: Gender, Education, Women/Minorities in STEM, Deviance, Research Methods/Statistics, Evaluation Research

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Catherine Riegle-Crumb

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education (Affiliated)

riegle@austin.utexas.edu |
512-475-8642 |
MAI 2312

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Stephen Russell

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, College of Natural Sciences (Affiliated)

stephen.russell@utexas.edu |
SEA 2.444

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

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Lauren Schudde, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Administration, College of Education (Affiliated)

schudde@austin.utexas.edu

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Eric Tang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (Affiliated)

erictang@utexas.edu |
BLS 3.136

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Paul von Hippel

Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs (Affiliated)

paulvonhippel@austin.utexas.edu |
512-537-8112 |
SRH 3.251

Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University

S. Craig Watkins

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Moody College of Communication; Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts (Affiliated)

craig.watkins@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-6676 |
CMA 6.118

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Kari White

Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work (Affiliated)

klwhite@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-1791 |
SSW 3.106D

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Emeritus Faculty


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Sheldon Ekland-Olson

Professor Emeritus

seo@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-5879 (GEA), 512-232-6341 (RLP) |
GEA 115, RLP 3.734

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

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Omer R. Galle

Professor Emeritus

org@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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John Higley

Professor Emeritus

jhigley@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Samuel D Mclemore

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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John Mirowsky

Professor Emeritus

mirowsky@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-7064 |
RLP 2.622G

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Thomas Pullum

Professor Emeritus; Director of Research, The Demographic and Health Surveys Program, ICF International

tom.pullum@utexas.edu

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

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Bryan R. Roberts

Professor Emeritus

brr@prc.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Catherine E. Ross

Professor Emeritus

cross@prc.utexas.edu |
512-232-7064 |
RLP 2.622G

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

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Teresa A Sullivan

Professor Emeritus

tas6n@virginia.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Antonio Ugalde

Professor Emeritus

augalde@mail.la.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

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E. Mark Warr

Professor Emeritus

mwarr@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests: Crime, Delinquency, Deviance.


  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086
    512-232-6300