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Sociology at the University of Georgia

Sociology faculty at the University of Georgia are excellent teachers and productive scholars, who have won the University's highest teaching and research awards, received major grants, and published their research in the top journals and presses. We embrace a variety of research methodologies, including ethnography, experiments, and secondary data analysis. This research is both interdisciplinary and collaborative: many of our faculty are affiliated with other units on campus and work closely with graduate students.

Latest News

Congratulations to our amazing graduate students Tenshi Kawashima, Kiley Smith, and Yue Zhang for the awards they received at ASA back in August!
In a new publication, Assistant Professor of Sociology Vanessa Gonlin and Camryn Cobb, a UGA grad student in Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics connect personal and perceived group level discrimination to linked fate.
Drs. Sarah Shannon and Diana Graizbord have launched First Publics, a space intended for critical reflection as well as a useful resource for sociology instructors across higher ed institution types and teaching roles as well as contexts outside of the US.

Upcoming Events

Kirsten Vinyeta, Sociology (Utah State University)

Miller Learning Center, Room 348
Christopher Wildeman, Sociology (Duke University)

Miller Learning Center, Room 348
Parthiban Muniandy, Sociology (Sarah Lawrence College)

Miller Learning Center, Room 348

Study abroad with us

Liverpool, England study abroadSociology faculty often teach classes in UGA study-abroad programs in the United Kingdom (pictured right), France, and Italy

This makes it possible for majors and minors to study abroad and get credit toward their major or minor at the same time.

All UGA programs provide resident credit and the Hope Scholarship covers the costs of tuition in whole or in part.

Learn more about Study Abroad

Our Graduate Program

The Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia welcomes prospective graduate students. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, Georgia.  It is a Research I, doctoral-intensive, land/sea grant institution.  We were recently ranked 18th by U.S. News and World report among American public universities.  The main campus is located on 615 acres adjacent to downtown Athens. Visit the  Graduate School website at for additional information and follow the links below to get information about our specific graduate program to help you decide if Sociology at UGA is right for you.

Learn more about our Graduate Program