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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

September 17, 2020
Huseyin Rasit has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School. Huseyin will be a Research Fellow in International Security at the...
September 17, 2020
Huseyin Rasit has been awarded a predoctoral fellowship by the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School. Huseyin will be a Research Fellow in International Security at the...
September 4, 2020
Hannah Tessler, Meera Choi, and Grace Kao published a research note in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility on the attitudes towards the division of...
September 3, 2020
Alka Menon and University of Toronto’s Tess Lanzarotta argue in a Slate piece that the U.S. Post Office is, and has always been, essential public health infrastructure...
September 1, 2020
Mustafa Yavas will be a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Sciences Division at New York University Abu Dhabi, beginning Fall 2020. His research interests center on...