“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.
November 1-2, 2019
Pyle Center, Room 213
702 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706-1420
Sponsored by the Havens Wright Center for Social Justice
Professor Erik Olin Wright, Vilas Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, passed away on January 23, 2019 at age 71. Wright was a giant in the field of contemporary Marxian sociology.