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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 26, 2021
Emma Zang was interviewed and quoted by The Lily news of the Washington Post. She commented on the disproportionate burden on working mothers relative to fathers when working...
April 23, 2021
PhD candidate Thomas Lyttelton will join Copenhagen Business School as a postdoctoral researcher after graduating this spring. He will be working with Professor Lasse Folke...
April 14, 2021
Grace Kao’s op-ed in Variety on April 12, 2021 “Media Bears Responsibility for Reinforcing Asian American Stereotypes”   April 12, 2021: The Debate on France 24 TV (40...
April 1, 2021
IBM Professor and Chair Grace Kao was interviewed on CT NPR (WSHU) in a story titled, “Virus Of Hate: ‘We Are Not Your Fetish’ — Combating Anti-Asian Racism And Sexism.” on...
April 1, 2021
PhD Candidate Sarah Brothers will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at Pennsylvania State University beginning Fall 2021. She will also be affiliated...