Welcome to the Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is among the largest and highest-ranked Sociology departments in the country. According to the 2013 US News and World Report Guide to Graduate Departments, UT Austin Sociology was ranked 6th among public universities and tied for 14th among all universities.
The Department's 42 tenured or tenure-track faculty offer undergraduate and graduate students a wide range of educational and research opportunities. The Department's strong scholarly reputation and Austin's rich quality of life attract leading early-career and senior sociologists and top-notch students to call UT Austin home.
Congratulations to Kate Averett, the recipient of the 2015 Norval Glenn Prize.
Graduate student Katie Jensen has been selected for a 2015-16 Fulbright US Student Award to Brazil.
Harel Shapira received the Guggenheim Fellowship for his project “An Education in Violence: Teaching and Learning to Kill in Central Texas.”
Graduate student Vivian Shaw has been awarded a Social Science Research Council fellowship for her dissertation project, "Human Fallout: Post-Disaster Citizenship in Anti-Nuclear and Anti-Racism Collective Action in Japan."
Ben Carrington is part of a SXsports panel discussing the impact of sports mega-events (SMEs) on local politics, economy and environment.