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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

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.

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Rob Crosnoe and Pam Paxton Lead Graduate Student Writing Workshops

Rob Crosnoe and Pam Paxton each led a four-day summer writing institute with support from the College of Liberal Arts to help students boost journal submissions.

Exposing the Underbelly of Austin's Economic Segregation

Javier Auyero, Caitlyn Collins and Katherine Jensen's op-ed on the city's economic segregation is featured in the Austin American-Statesman.

William Kelly Interviewed by Crime Report

Bill Kelly explains why he believes "tough on crime" is a failure and why Americans are not as vengeful as some politicians believe.

Debra Umberson Featured on Huffington Post's Blog

Debra Umberson discusses the health impact of marriage on gay and lesbian people in her blog piece on Huffington Post.

Shannon Cavanagh Receives Teaching Fellowship

Shannon Cavanagh has been selected to receive a Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.

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