01/25/2017 - The Criminology, Law, and Society Minor provides a foundation for students seeking to supplement their major area of study, to develop knowledge and skills needed for criminological, law, and justi
01/25/2017 - This Spring, on April 14-15, the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Amber Buckley-Shaklee Graduate Student Conference in Sociology.
01/25/2017 - The Info Session introduces changes to requirements in the Sociology major effective in Fall 2017. It also introduces the Social Science Research Methods Certificate.
12/20/2016 - Professor Sandefur's research on legal representation for low-income and indigent litigants is now featured on National Public Radio, on the American Bar Foundation website, and in the Wall Street
12/15/2016 - It’s axiomatic that history is written by the winners. But what if you were part of a group that was so marginalized by society that you often don’t even make it into the history books?
12/01/2016 - Professor Mendenhall and her collaborators are being recognized for their work, “Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women’s Lived Experiences.” The HPC Innovation Excellence Awa
12/01/2016 - Devin Weiss, of Northbrook, Illinois, has been named a Marshall Scholar. A 2013 graduate of Glenbrook North High School, Weiss is a senior at the University of Illinois majoring in sociology.
11/15/2016 - Framing the Global Fellow Zsuzsa Gille recently discussed with us her book Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union, published by IU Press.
07/19/2016 - Tom VanHeuvelen's paper ("Recovering the Missing Middle: A Mesocomparative Analysis of Within-Group Inequality") has won an Honorable Mention from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section of AS
07/15/2016 - Our own Professor Assata Zerai has accepted the position of Associate Chancellor for Diversity!
- What is New with the Iranian Contentious Politics? European Rightists and Trump are on the rise, but Iran’s radical right is increasingly marginalized
07/15/2016 - Rightist movements in Europe are on the rise, and Donald Trump has astoundingly hijacked the American conservatives’ platform.
06/13/2016 - The following Sociology professors were elected to positions with the American Sociological Association. Please join us in congratulating them.
06/04/2016 - Rising income inequality has been brought front and center as an issue in this year’s presidential campaign. But do we really know what’s driving it, and the keys to closing the gap?
- Professor Mendenhall teams with researchers and the National Science Foundation to study the lost history of black women.
05/02/2016 - It is often said that history is written by the victors. But it's probably more true to say it is written by the people who have the opportunity to write.
05/02/2016 - By now, no one is debating the fact that economic inequality has grown substantially in the past few decades. It seems that almost every day there’s a new report showing that incom