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.
Mark Warr speaks to BBC News about reasons behind growing gun rights support in the US.
Sociology Chair Robert Crosnoe is a recipient of the 2014-15 President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award.
Christine Williams has heard her share of conflicting arguments about gender equality in the sociology course she’s taught for more than two decades at The University of Texas at Austin. But there is always one question that gives her pause: “Women have achieved equality, so why is feminism relevant?”
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.