Courses are offered in criminology, juvenile delinquency, criminal justice, and deviance.
Coordinator: William Kelly
Demography involves rigorous training at the Population Research Center (PRC) in both substantive and methodological skills.
Coordinator: Daniel Powers
The sociology of education examines how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.
Coordinator: Chandra Muller
Issues include family decline, deinstitutionalization of marriage, gender roles, demographic trends, life course, trends in the welfare of children, and family change and poverty.
Coordinator: Shannon Cavanagh
Social consequences of changing gender roles in politics, the economy, education, and the family are explored.
Coordinator: Jennifer Glass
The health area emphasizes psychosocial epidemiology, demographic methods and research on fertility and mortality, marriage and family issues, ethnicity, institutions, and aging.
Coordinator: Rob Crosnoe
Students examine the cultural dimension in political theory and the causes and effects of development.
Coordinator: Michael Young
The sociology of race and ethnicity examines questions of global racial formations in reproducing social inequalities. Ongoing interdisciplinary and multi-method research by faculty and graduate students explores the complex effects of racism and ethnic differentiation in relation to culture and identities, gender and sexuality, education, poverty, socioeconomic mobility, health and mortality, immigration and citizenship, law, and labor.
Coordinator: Robert Reece
The theory area examines the dominant schools of thought and investigate how and why they differ. In this context, it also considers the implications of the theoretical debates for the nature of social research in the discipline.
Coordinator: Daniel Fridman
Major areas of interest include work, organizations, occupations, economic sociology, stratification, poverty, labor, consumption, markets, and intersectional approaches to understanding inequality.
Coordinator: Ken-Hou Lin