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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 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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News

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.

Javier Auyero Wins Teaching Award

Javier Auyero is the recipient of the Award for Distinction in Teaching by the Alpha of Texas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Norval Glenn Prize Winner Announced

Congratulations to Kate Averett, the recipient of the 2015 Norval Glenn Prize.

Graduate Student Wins Fulbright US Student Award

Graduate student Katie Jensen has been selected for a 2015-16 Fulbright US Student Award to Brazil.

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