Students walk across the North Park Street pedestrian overpass bridge that links Bascom Hill, at left, and the Mosse Humanities Building, at right
Ivan Ermakoff, professor of sociology, teaches a Political Sociology class in Sewell Social Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 17, 2016. Ermakoff is one of twelve 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients.

We are proud to be consistently ranked as a top Sociology department in the country, excelling in a wide variety of intellectual pursuits.

“Guided by the Wisconsin Idea of service to the citizens of Wisconsin and beyond, the Department of Sociology conducts world-class research on important local and global social issues and prepares students for meaningful careers and lives of engaged citizenship.”
- Mission Statement of the Department of Sociology

Our department is a well-knit community of faculty, staff, and students.  Under our umbrella, we pursue research that is leading many sociological subfields in new and different directions. We emphasize teaching and public service as well as research. Indeed, we draw no hard boundaries between our research, teaching, and service missions. We value and promote methodological, social, and cultural diversity.

 Two Special Events

Wednesday February 5

Headshot of Jenna Nobles

15th Annual William H. Sewell Memorial Lecture

H. I. Romnes Professor of Sociology Jenna Nobles

“Prenatal Demography:  The Production of Birth Cohorts and the Study of Social Processes”

Room 8417 – 3:30pm – Reception to follow

6:00 – 8:00pm, 650 N. Lake Street

Madison Founders’ Day 2020 Celebration

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association

Refreshments served – No cost to attend

A special presentation: A Conversation on Native American Health Care

Register by February 4.

A complete calendar is available here