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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Congratulations to Katie James, who has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Southern Mississippi effective fall 2015.  Katie will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.


The Sociology department is proud to announce that William Finlay has received the 2015 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for research institutions. This prestigious award recognizes one faculty member across all of the USG research institutions for excellence in teaching. Congratulations!


Welcome to Sara Wood who has joined the Sociology department staff as an Administrative Associate.


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.