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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.

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Department of Sociology Celebrates Centennial

Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl, UVA President Teresa Sullivan, and Sociology Chair Robert Crosnoe.

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the Sociology Department hosted a special event on September 19, 2014, featuring UVA President Dr Teresa A Sullivan.

Poverty-Obesity Link Is More Prevalent for Women Than Men, Study Shows

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 Rudrappa's Op-Ed Featured on Pacific Standard

Dr Sharmila Rudrappa's op-ed piece on the international surrogacy market appears on Pacific Standard.

Dr Robert Crosnoe Awarded NSF Grant on Adulthood in the Great Recession

NSF grant will explore how the Great Recession has affected youth transitioning into adulthood.

Graduate Student Wins Dissertation Award

Cati Connell (left) presents Kate Averett with award

Graduate student Kate Averett is the winner of the 2014 Martin P Levine Memorial Dissertation Award.

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