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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

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...
September 19, 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...
August 9, 2022
The following courses have been added to the Sociology department course list.   Politics and Culture; SOCY 205; Yasmur Karakaya Sports and Society;  SOCY 103; Alex Manning...