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Welcome to the Yale Sociology Department

Sociology – the systematic study of social life and social transformation – is flourishing 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.

News

April 3, 2020
Stephane D. Andrade’s collaborative essay, “The Stimulus Bill Punishes Parents Behind on Child Support. Now Is Not the Time.” was recently published in Slate. The article can...
March 16, 2020
Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis, Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, has devoted his career to investigating how social networks affect our health and...
March 10, 2020
Margaret Traeger’s article, “Vulnerable Robots Positively Shape Human Conversational Dynamics in a Human-Robot Team” was recently published in Proceedings of the...
March 6, 2020
Thomas Crosbie (PhD 2014) has recently been promoted to associate professor (tenured) at the Royal Danish Defence College in their Centre for Joint Operations. Crosbie is a...
March 6, 2020
Inkwan Chung (a Ph.D. at Yale Sociology, May 2019) is starting his new job as an assistant professor at Department of Information Sociology, Soongsil University in South...