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.
Ari Adut's work on the sociology of scandals is the source for a New York Times analysis on actor and comedian Bill Cosby's recent fall from pubic grace.
Tetyana Pudrovska's research into Depression among Successful Professional Women Picked Up by Numerous News Outlets
Coverage has gone viral for Tetyana Pudrovska's research into depression among successful professional women. Online, broadcast and print outlets have picked up the story in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish and Chinese.
Residential migration far from former neighborhoods may reduce criminal recidivism.
Robert Crosnoe Receives NIJ Grant to Examine How Family Structure Changes Predict Exposure to Violence among Children and Adolescents
Family instability contributes to violence exposure for young people.
Harel Shapira, assistant professor of Sociology, published an article in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times on the use of concealed handgun licenses as allowable identifications for voting and the racial disparities in the issuance of those licenses.