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 7th 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.
Dr. David Kirk speaks on NPR "Hidden Brain" about how some parole requirements could be increasing crime rate.
Congratulations to Professor Ken-Hou Lin for being selected to receive the Best Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association for his outstanding article "Financialization and US Income Inequality, 1970-2008."
Sociology senior lecturer Dr. Mehdi Haghshenas was recognized for his signature course UGS 302 "What We See, What We Believe."
Caity Collins and Jacinto Cuvi are awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation to support their dissertation research.
Wasudha Bhatt received the 2014 Graduate Paper Award from the ASA Section on Asia and Asian Americans.