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.


January 24, 2022
(”Interview|Grace Kao on Hallyu Research and Teaching: Reflections of a Yale Sociologist” in The Paper (Peng Pai), a Chinese news outlet based in Shanghai.  https://www....
January 6, 2022
Emma Zang published an Op-Ed in the Hill on Remote Work “Remote work is a saving grace — and can increase productivity.”  Read the article here.
November 3, 2021
The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is the world’s most prestigious award in the field of criminology.  It is awarded to Elijah Anderson, Yale University, USA, for his...
November 3, 2021
Rene Almeling published an opinion piece in the Washington Post outlining the main arguments from her recent book, GUYnecology: The Missing Science of Men’s Reproductive...
October 28, 2021
Yale Sociology Ph.D. student Jiwon Yun has a new article in the  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Entitled “Singing, moving and laughing together: engaging the...