Sociology Defined

The study of Sociology delves into all sorts of topics; in essence, to understand and explain the way groups and individuals interact within society.  Our faculty specialize in very diverse research, which includes:

  • Social theory
  • Sociology of law, criminology, criminal justice society
  • Urban crime and violence
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Racetalk
  • Science and technology studies (STS)
  • Juvenile delinquency; Quantitative methods
  • Criminal justice system focusing on race, class, and gender inequalities
  • Celebrity
  • Cultural sociology and urban life
  • Contemporary social institutions
  • Stigma of mental illness; Social control
  • HIV-AIDS; Multi-cultural education; Women's health issues
  • International terrorism and political violence
  • Social inequality and demography
  • Religion and belief systems
  • Social norms; Crime and deviance
  • Homophobia; Hyperheterosexuality
  • Intellectual property piracy
  • Community networks