The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

Milan Kundera

“I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”

Michel Foucault

“Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”

Emma Goldman

Sociology is the study of the social aspects of human existence. By exploring the complexities and dynamics of social life, sociologists produce knowledge that is relevant to the worlds we inhabit.

Faculty and students in our department tackle a rich variety of sociological questions within a vibrant and collegial environment. We invite you to learn more about what drives our award-winning teaching, research, and public engagement.