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

New review of Dr. Kroll-Smith’s book

Our own Dr. Steve Kroll-Smith’s book, Recovering Inequality: Hurricane Katrina, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and the aftermath of Disaster (2018), is…


UNCG Sociologist Dr. Steven Cureton publishes new book

Professor Steven Cureton has just published another book. Read about it here!


Dr. Gwen Hunnicutt publishes new book on gender violence

UNCG Sociologist Dr. Gwen Hunnicutt has just had her first book published by Routledge Press. The book, Gender Violence in Ecofeminist Perspective: Intersections…


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- Alumni Stories -

Si Bates, BA, ’18

I’m a 42A (Human Resources Specialist) at Fort Bragg, NC. My team and I make sure the paperwork for our Paratroopers are…

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- Community Engagement -

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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