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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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Shannon Cavanagh's Research on Family Income Impact on Children's Well-Being Featured on NBC News

Shannon Cavanagh's work with the Council on Contemporary Families (CCF) is featured on NBC News.

Mary Rose Is One of Alcalde's 2015 Texas 10 Most Talented and Inspiring Professors

The Alcalde, the official publication of the Texas Exes, selected Mary Rose for its 2015 Texas 10, an annual list of UT Austin's most talented and inspiring professors as nominated by alumni.

New Book Releases by Power, History and Society Alumni

Sociology Ph.D. alumni Daniel Ritter and Matthew Flynn have recently published new books concerning an array of topics in political sociology. Both were former members of PHS (Power, History and Society), led by Maya Charrad.

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Interviews Tetyana Pudrovska for Podcast Series

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has recently interviewed Tetyana Pudrovska for their podcast series, "Into the Fold: Issues in Mental Health."

Sharmila Rudrappa Writes Op-eds for Pacific Standard and Truthout

Sharmila Rudrappa discusses the significance of collecting war "souvenirs" as well as the recent Chapel Hill shooting in op-eds.

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