Department of Sociology

Areas of Specialization

Intersectionality

Intersectionality

We study diversity and inequality from an intersectional perspective. Our faculty specialize in one or more aspects of race, gender, class, sexuality or disability, and as a department we approach these subjects intersectionally, paying attention to the ways they intertwine.
Culture

Culture

We study cultural theories, popular culture, mass media, social movements, body image, globalization, urban & community sociology, and gaming.
Research Methods

Research Methods

We teach qualitative (ethnography, participant observation, program evaluation, interview) & quantitative (statistical) methodologies and applied/evaluative research.
Criminal Justice

Justice Studies

We study criminal justice, race and crime, law and society, juvenile delinquency, drugs, youth gangs, restorative justice, and at-risk youth.
Globalization

Globalization and Development

We study development, global feminism, food security, and social movements.
 
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