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 Jacqueline Angel and Dr Ronald Angel's op-eds on care for aging Hispanics appeared in The Monitor and Houston Chronicle.
Dr Mounira Maya Charrad delivered the keynote address titled "Gender Regimes: The Making of Progressive Family Law" at the conference "Women in the Revolution: Gender and Social Justice after the Arab Spring" at the University of Iowa’s Law School on September 25, 2014.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Sociology Department hosted a special event on September 19, 2014, featuring UVA President Dr Teresa A Sullivan.
Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr Sharmila Rudrappa's op-ed piece on the international surrogacy market appears on Pacific Standard.