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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

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...
July 6, 2017
We are delighted to announce that faculty member Professor Grace Kao has been elected to be Vice-President Elect of the American Sociological Association (http://www.asanet....
June 26, 2017
Sociology graduate students Sarah Brothers, Alex DiBranco, and Tina Law have been announced as 2017-2018 Graduate Policy Fellows at Yale’s Institution for Social and...
June 26, 2017
Graduate student Sam Stabler was elected to the American Sociological Association’s section on  Altruism Morality and Social Solidarity’s council. There he will...
June 26, 2017
Professor Grace Kao has won the American Sociological Association’s Section on Asia and Asian America Contribution to the Field Award for 2017. Kao was unanimously...