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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

December 6, 2022
Yale Sterling Professor Elijah Anderson will be the keynote speaker at the at the University of Chicago Center in Paris, December 13, 2022 Rethinking Race, the Colonial and...
December 1, 2022
  Associate Professor Jonathan Wyrtzen’s latest book, Worldmaking in the Long Great War: How Local and Colonial Struggles Shaped the Modern Middle East (Columbia University...
November 7, 2022
October 28, 2022
The Hill reported a story on research led by Emma Zang,  on how race and education intersect to affect how many children women have.  The study published in the journal...
October 4, 2022
Professor Rene Almeling’s latest book, GUYnecology: The Missing Science of Men’s Reproductive Health (University of California Press, 2020) was one of fourteen...