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.
Sarah K.S. Shannon joined the UGA Sociology Department as an Assistant Professor in 2013. She studies law, crime, and deviance, especially the intersections between crime, punishment, and public welfare programs.Sarah's research investigates how social institutions like the criminal justice and...read more about Sarah Shannon