We are proud to share with you the dynamic and vibrant community that has come together in our department—a community dedicated to preparing and training students, producing cutting-edge research, and communicating our scholarship. Discoveries made by faculty and graduate students reach social scientists around the world, as well as policy makers and the public. As society struggles to meet contemporary challenges, sociology as a discipline has much to offer. Scholars affiliated with NYU Sociology do research on many features of social life, including the environment, criminal justice, gender, race, religion, inequality, and population research. We encourage you to explore the resources in our community and to embrace your sociological imagination. Join us.
We offer two distinct programs: a Ph.D. program, preparing doctoral students for academic jobs in universities and colleges, or other research organizations; and our undergraduate program that prepares students for democratic citizenship and many callings, including social services, consulting, health, law, criminal justice, and teaching.
Our intellectual life together includes active research workshops in the area of: Ethnography; Economic and Political Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Inequality; Race and Ethnicity; and the Sociology of Culture. The Department also has developed increasing strength in population studies, an expertise that has been recognized by formation of the NYU Population Center, housed in the Center for Advanced Social Science Research (CASSR). We have a large number of outside scholars circulating through our community and presenting in the Puck Seminar Series, sponsored by the Department. Members of the faculty and our graduate students have won numerous teaching and research awards over the years.
Engage, explore and expand your sociological imagination with us.