What are the constraints of your culture? Wouldn’t you like to know? Wouldn’t you like to break them?
We are imperfect, fickle, messy, and contradictory, and yet we are the species that has the greatest impact on the planet. Yes, we can be quite rigid. But it is the plasticity of human culture and societal interaction that has made us so successful. Remarkable. Though sometimes dangerous.
Through sociology, you’ll examine values, relationships, and communities. As both a scientist and explorer. Your brain will stretch. And whether you become a teacher, lawyer, or amateur filmmaker, understanding others will help you shape your world.
Professor and Chair of Sociology quoted in The New York Times.
Professor of Sociology quoted in The New York Times.
Congratulations to Yeshe Sherpa for receiving the 2019 Technos International Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance and Commitment to the Cause of International Understanding
Congratulations to Fatema Kamal (Sociology ’18) for being awarded first place by the Alpha Kappa Delta Undergraduate Paper Competition Committee for her paper, “Taste of Home: A Sociocultural Exploration of Food Habits and Health Among Bangladeshi Immigrants in New York City.” Her paper was based on her senior thesis work with Dr. Lisa Jean Moore.