Hundreds of demonstrators from the community gather and speak out against racism and racial injustice

The study of race, justice, and inequality is at the fore for many of our faculty and graduate students.

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Pedestrians ride their bicycles and walk on a colorful tree-lined path

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

Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, along with the downtown Madison.

Decency. Excellence. Diversity.

“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.

Introducing Our New Faculty Members

Assistant Professor of Sociology Chloe Grace Hart

photo of Chloe Grace Hart

Assistant Professor, Department of Afro-American Studies and Sociology, Mosi Ifatunji

photo of Assistant Professor Mosi Ifatunji

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