Department of Sociology

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.

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Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Sociology are excited to announce our new department head Dr. Jody Clay-Warner as of August 1, 2014.


Congratulations to graduate student Phil Lewin who has accepted a position as an assistant professor in Sociology department at Florida Atlantic University, starting this fall.


Congratulations to Jody Clay-Warner, who has received the Graduate School's Outstanding Mentoring Award in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and to William Finlay and Linda Renzulli, who have received the Lothar Tresp Outstanding Honors Professor Award and the J. Hatten Howard III Teaching Award respectively from the Honors Program.


The Department of Sociology is very pleased to announce the appointment of two senior scholars to our faculty, effective Fall 2014. Ron Simons is rejoining the faculty as Distinguished Research Professor and Leslie Gordon Simons has been appointed Professor of Sociology.


Congratulations to graduate students Ashley Barr and Maria Paino, who have accepted positions as assistant professors at the University at Buffalo and the University of Oakland in Michigan respectively.  They will be joining their new departments in the fall.