Sociology at UNCG

Sociology provides for a multidimensional understanding of an unlimited number of subjects in society including crime, social & criminal justice, family, gender, race & ethnicity, class, natural and man-made disasters, music, social inequality, housing & communities, immigration, the environment, globalization, social movements and education.  UNCG sociologists put sociology to work to both answer and raise questions on these topics and many more.  We are engaged teacher-scholars committed to advancing sociological analysis in the classroom, scholarly literature, and community.  In our department, you will find theorists, methodologists, and scholars with a variety of substantive interests as well as faculty with impressive international and national reputations for their research, teaching, and service.  We are committed to furthering the reach and impact of our work to better understand contemporary and historical social problems and issues.

Recent News

AKD and Awards Ceremony Hosted by UNCG Sociology

On April 22, UNCG Sociology hosted our annual AKD and departmental awards ceremony. Dozens of students were honored for their outstanding achievements.


Dr. Stephen Sills Receives New Funding

Dr. Stephen Sills (Center for Housing and Community Studies) received new funding from Partners Behavioral Health Management for the  project “ACES, SDOH, AND…


Sociology Senior and Honors Student, Andrew Ainsworth, Presents Thesis

Sociology senior and Honor’s student, Andrew Ainsworth, presented his Honor’s Thesis research at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Exposition, which was held…


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Keleigh Blount, PhD, LPC-A, NCC, CCMHC ’12

I graduated from the Sociology department in May 2012 with a concentration in Criminology. Since then I have gone on to obtain…

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Dr. Stephen Sills’ Work Featured in UNCG Research Magazine

Verna Torain has lived in east Greensboro’s Cottage Grove neighborhood for more than 25 years. When she first moved to the community, many…

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