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.
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.
Javier Auyero, Caitlyn Collins and Katherine Jensen's op-ed on the city's economic segregation is featured in the Austin American-Statesman.
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 discusses the health impact of marriage on gay and lesbian people in her blog piece on Huffington Post.
Shannon Cavanagh has been selected to receive a Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship.