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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

July 21, 2018
The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that Jeffrey C. Alexander is the 2018 Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Sociological Theory from the International...
July 20, 2018
Graduate student Patrice Collins has been awarded the Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship (PPSF), Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Emerging...
July 19, 2018
The Sociology Department is happy to announce that Josh Feng is the 2018 Winner of the Mildred Priest Frank Award for the best B.A. Thesis. Josh’s thesis was titled, “...
July 18, 2018
Please check out the CCS website for links to the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) Report, and a timely Huffington Post article quoting Becker which covers the release of...
July 13, 2018
Jean-Baptiste Gallopin was awarded the Fox Fellowship and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship.  The Fox Fellowship will provide support for an exchange at the...