Congratulations to Fiona Greenland, whose book Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy just won the ASA Culture Section’s Mary Douglas Award for Best Book.  

Congratulations to Fiona, whose book Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy (University of Chic

Congratulations to Adam Slez for his article published in American Journal of Sociology

Congratulations to Adam Slez who had an article published American Journal of Sociology.

Isaac Reed Appointed Director of Politics & Social Thought

Isaac Reed has been appointed Director of

Article in UVA Today Profiling Jenn Bair's Contributions to the Interdisciplinary Course on Democracy and Inequality

Please view an article in UVA Today profiling Jenn’s contributions to the interdisciplinary course on Democracy and Inequality

CONGRATULATIONS TO Simone Polillo on his new paper published in the Journal of Cultural Economy

Congratulations to Simone Polillo on his new paper published in the Journal of Cultural Economy.  The title of his paper is: "From collate

Krishan Kumar's article in Comparative Studies in Society and History

Congratulations to Krishan for his article “The Work of Retrieval” which just appeared in a special “Features” section of the journal Comparati

Krishan Kumar's article in Theory and Society

Congratulations Krishan on your article "“What can the Chinese experience of empire tell us about the Belt and Road Initiative?”" which has been pu

Congratulations to Isaac Reed who has just been awarded the Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award from the Social Science History Association for Power in Modernity

Isaac Reed has just been awarded the Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award from the Social Science History Association for Power i


Congratulations to Allison Pugh who published an article in Theory, Culture & Society titled "Emotions and the Systematization of Connec

Fiona Greenland's New Article in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology

Congratulations to Fiona Greeland who recently published an article in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology titled "Theory of an art mark

Welcome New Sociology Faculty - Angel Adams Parham

Angel Adams Parham studies Comparative-Historical Sociology; Race and Ethnicity; Immigration; Social and Political Thought.

Welcome New Sociology Faculty - Brian Foster

Brian Foster studies Race and Place; Racial Stratification/Inequality; Black Racial Attitudes; Popular Culture; Qualitative Methods; Ethnography. 

Krishan Kumar Recently Published in the Times Literary Supplement Reviews of Books on Slavery

Krishan Kumar recently published in theTimes Literary Supplement a review of selected books on slavery.  You can view the article


 Congratulations to all Sociology Major graduates!  The link for the Sociology Degree Ceremony on Facbook Live can be found

Professor Krishan Kumar published an article in Comparative Studies in Society and History

Professor Krishan Kumar published an article in Comparative Studies in Society and History titled "Colony and Empire, Colonialism and Impe

Professor Brad Wilcox Featured in STORAGE Café Article

STORAGE Café featured Professor Bradford Wilcox’s opinion in an article discussing Multi-generational Households.

Fiona Greenland's New Book - Ruling Culture Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy

Congratulations to Fiona Greenland on her new book:Ruling Culture Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy  You can view m

Professor Elizabeth Gorman’s new edited volume Professional Work: Knowledge, Power, and Social Inequalities, Vol. 34 in the Research in the Sociology of Work series

Professor Elizabeth Gorman’s new edited volume (with Steven P. Vallas), Professional Work: Knowledge, Power, and Social Inequalities,  Vol.

Randall Hall

We are Hiring an Associate Professor of Sociology!

We are hiring an Associate Professor of Sociology.

Professor Simone Polillo's New Article Published in Review of Social Economy

Please view Professor Simone Polillos's article in Review of Social Economy titled

Professor Jennifer Bair's New Article Published in ILR Review

Please view Professor Jennifer Bair, Mark Anner and Jeremy Blasi's article in the ILR Review 73, 4: 969-994 titled

Jeffrey Olick

A Cultural History of Memory

Volumes 1-6, Edited by  Stefan Berger & Jeffrey K. Olick

Adam Slez headshot

Congratulations to Adam Slez

"The Making of the Populist Movement: State, Market, and Party on the Western Frontier"—now available for purchase from Oxford University Press

Congratulations to Simone Polillo on his new book

Congratulations to Simone Polillo on his new book "The Ascent of Market Efficiency: Finance That Cannot Be Proven".

The Rotunda

Virtual Degree Ceremony for the Class of 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:35 pm

Araiail Reed photo

Congratulations to Isaac Ariail Reed

Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies was released last week.

Teresa A. Sullivan's Article

“The US census has its flaws -- but so has every attempt to count people throughout history”

Fiona Greenland works with a student

Fiona Greenland in UVA Today

What Happens When Antiquities Are Obliterated? A Sociologist Investigates.

Fiona Greenland Receives NSF Award to Study Wartime Cultural Violence

Her interests include visual culture, nationalism, science and technology studies, and the politics of cultural heritage.

Rotunda at night

Memorial Service for Murray Milner

Friday, January 17, 2020, 4pm in the sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian

How to Fix the Baby Bust Article in Foreign Policy Magazine

 Co-authored by Professor Brad Wilcox

Jeffrey Olick

Jeffrey Olick Elected to Sociology Research Association

Congratulations to Jeffrey Olick who has been elected to the prestigious Sociological Research Association.

ASA President's Invited Address

ASA President’s Invited Address

Teresa A. Sullivan, University of Virginia 

La Teoria Social, Ahora

Spanish Translation of Social Theory Now

Claudio Benzecry, Monika Krause and Isaac Ariail Reed are happy to announce the publication of the Spanish translation

Congratulations to Murray Milner on his new book!

 Understanding the Sacred: Sociological Theology for Contemporary Work

Isaac Reed's Blog Piece Based on his ASR Article

The performance of political power is as old as the American Republic – and has helped ensure its survival.

Professor Brad Wilcox in The New York Times

Congratulations to Brad Wilcox on his article "Religious Men Can be Devoted Dads, Too" published in The New York TImes.   This article was collabor

Fiona Greenland Publishes Essay in The Conversation

Fiona Greenland publishes essay in The Conversation on her new findings about the cost of archaeological looting in Syria.  Please view li

Gender and Development: The Economic Basis of Women's Power

Congratulations on publication, co-edited with Samuel Coh

Caroline Darney

Why this UVA graduate thanks her Sociology degree for success in her dream job

Professor Isaac Reed awarded an All-University Teaching Prize

Congratulations to Professor Isaac Reed on being awarded an All-University Teaching Prize which was presented by Vice Provost Archie Holmes in his

Jeffrey Olick

Professor Jeffrey Olick to Present at Penn State

Memory, Tragedy, and Society Social Thought Conference 2019 on March 29th

Isaac Reed's Publication in American Sociological Review

"Performative State-Formation in the Early American Republic"

"Weldon Cooper Center Helping Feed Hungry Mouths in Louisa County"

Article in UVAToday featuring Tom Guterbock and Kate Wood's recent survey


Professor Wilcox's article in titled "Black Men are Succeeding in America"

Read article titled "Black Men are Succeeding in America" on 


Professor Isaac Ariail Reed's Article in the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology

Click here to view Professor Isaac Ariail Reed's article in the European


Read about Professor Josipa Roksa's New Article in UVAToday

See the linked coverage of Professor Josipa Roksa's most recent article, "The Role of Family Support in Facilitating Academic Success o

Visions of Empire

Congratulations to Professor Krishan Kumar

Congratulations to Professor Krishan Kumar, whose book Visions of Empire has been awarded the 2


Professor Yingyao Wang Awarded Yale's 21st Century Prize

Congratulations to Professor Yingyao Wang who has been awarded Yale’s 21st Century Prize!  Please click 

The American Educational Research Association

Professor Josipa Roksa Elected Chair of the Sociology of Education Section of The American Educational Research Association

Congratulations to Professor Josipa Roksa who as been elected chair of the Sociology of Education Section of the American Educational Research Asso


Professor Allison Pugh and Assistant Professor Fiona Greenland Awarded NSF Social Science Grants

Congratulations to Professor Allison Pugh and Assistant Professor Fiona Greenland who have been awarded NSF Social Science Grants.  Click to view a


The CHARGE Program Exhibit

The CHARGE Program, our UVA initiative funded by the National Science Foundation Advance Program for women in STEM fields, including the social and


Welcome New Sociology Faculty - Fiona Greenland

Fiona Greenland studies state formation, social theory, science and technology studies, nationalism, sociology of culture, archaeology, art/science


Welcome New Sociology Faculty - Yingyao Wang

Yingyao Wang studies economic and political sociology, comparative and historical sociology, formal and complex organizations, sociology of develop


Welcome new Sociology Faculty - Jennifer Bair, Rose Buckelew, & Isaac Reed

Jennifer Bair studies economic sociology, development, globalization, gender and work.  Rose Buckelew studies medical sociology, mental health, rac

New Course, SOC 3180 Sociology of Emotions, Added for Spring 2016

New course just added in SIS for Spring 2016:
SOC 3180 – Sociology of Emotions (3) Pugh, enrl 20, TR 11-12:15pm 


The Department Chair's Presenting at the German Political Science Association (Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft)

The lecture provided historical and sociological perspective on a major controversy over whether that organization should continue to award a lifet


Francesca Tripodi Will Present in the TedX Open Mic Night on Sep 21 at the Jefferson Theater.

Francesca has been selected to participate in the TedX Open Mic Night next Monday, September 21 at The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville!


Professor Press and Our Grad Student, Francesca Tripodi, Will Speak at Yale

Throughout history, women's voices have been silenced by men and relegated to the private sphere (Beard 2014).


New York Times Introduces Professor Josipa Roksa's Recent Book

Click through to read the opinion by David Brooks, introducing to Prof.

2014 Interns

Sociology Undergraduate Symposium 2015

Click and see some of the pictures from the Sociology Undergraduate Symposium on Wednesday, April 29.

Terry Sullivan

Life with Sociology: A Conversation with President Sullivan

The Department of Sociology organized an informal meeting with fellow sociologist President Teresa Sullivan, last Friday, April 17.

Exciting New Course on Networks and Society Being Offered Fall 2015

We are excited to be offering a new course next semester, SOC 3510- Networks and Society!

Gender and Globalization: A Symposium

Friday, October 17, 2014, 2014
Nau 211

We're Hiring

The Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia invites applicants for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position (advanced assistant

We Have Moved

On July 28th, 2014, the UVA Sociology Department moved from our previous location off Grounds in the Dynamics building to Randall Hall on Grounds.

Congratulations to Professor Blumberg on Her US State Dept Project

Congratulations to Prof. Rae Blumberg, who was selected to be one of four UVA faculty to run a project for the U.S.

Summer Orientation for Transfer Students 2014

Information for transfer students who wish to declare sociology as their major:

New course, Health and Society, being offered Fall 2014

We are excited to be offering a new course next semester, SOC 3700 Health and Society. Details are as follows; more information is

Sociology Presidential Internship in the News

Arts & Sciences Faculty Forward discusses Sociology major's internship in the President's Office.