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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

August 7, 2019
PhD Candidate Roger Baumann recently published an article in Sociological Forum titled, “A Social Fields Theory of Pilgrimage: African American Christians in Israel and...
August 7, 2019
Ph.D. candidate Tony Cheng has just published a new article in Social Problems called “Input without Influence: The Silence and Scripts of Police and Community Relations.” ...
August 5, 2019
Graduate Student Sarah Brothers recently published an article entitled “A Good ‘Doctor’ is Hard to Find: Assessing Uncredentialed Expertise in Assisted Injection” in Social...
August 5, 2019
PhD candidate and CCS Junior Fellow Till Hilmar will be a faculty member at SOCIUM (Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy) and the department of sociology at Bremen...
August 5, 2019
Graduate student Till Hilmar recently published an article entitled “The Temporal Logic of Deservingness: Inequality Beliefs in Two Postsocialist Societies“ in the journal...