Why Study Sociology?

Sociology provides for a multidimensional understanding of thousands of subjects, 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

Welcome to our three new Sociology Assistant Professors!

UNCG Sociology is proud to welcome three new Assistant Professors to the department:  Drs. Trevor Hoppe (Ph.D. Michigan), Sahan Karatasli (Ph.D. Johns…


Dr. Kuperberg’s work featured in Marie Claire

Marie Claire has published an article featuring Dr. Kuperberg’s work on same-sex hookups.  Read the story here.


Interview with Dr. Kuperberg

Dr. Kuperberg is the new Editor of the Council on Contemporary Families at The Society Pages. Read the interview with her here.


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- Alumni Stories -

Jenni Maxson Ford, MA ’06

While finishing my MA thesis, I was transferred to Singapore as part of my job at the Center for Creative Leadership. I…

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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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