Welcome

Welcome to the Yale Sociology Department

Sociology – the systematic study of social life and social transformation – is thriving at Yale.

In 1875, Yale professor William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) offered the first American course titled “Sociology.”

Today’s department spans a wide array of areas and specialties, balanced with an emphasis on the core concepts, theory and methods of the discipline. Much is new since Sumner’s day, but the Yale department still offers an overarching vision of the field, its future, and its relationship to knowledge of our changing world. More

News

September 18, 2017
The international market for sperm has been in the news, and Professor Rene Almeling has provided commentary in The Economist and was interviewed on the Dutch national public...
September 12, 2017
Associate Professor Jonathan Wyrtzen was one of five faculty selected in the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for Morocco. This fall he will be based as a...
September 12, 2017
Graduate student Sarah Brothers has won the Martin Levine Student Paper Award from the Sociologists’ AIDS Network at the American Sociological Association. In the paper she...
August 22, 2017
Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS) visiting scholar Florian Stoll has organized a workshop on August 22nd and 23rd with guests from Africa, Europe and America to discuss his...
July 6, 2017
 Shai M. Dromi received an honorable mention from the ASA Comparative-Historical Section’s 2017 Theda Skocpol Best Dissertation Award committee. Shai’s project is...