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

Dr. Trevor Hoppe honored with two major book awards

UNCG Sociologist Dr. Trevor Hoppe’s recent book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (University of California Press), has received two…


Dr. Sefika Kumral Karatasli receives prestigious award

Dr. Sefika Kumral Karatasli, who is joining UNCG Sociology this fall, has been awarded the 2019 Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award from the…


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.


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Hannah Hawks, BA ’14

Upon completing my Bachelors in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, I went into work in the financial field. I was working…

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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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