The Department of Sociology at UT welcomes Victor Ray and Robert Duran as new faculty members this fall.
Welcome to the Department of Sociology
Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ours is a research and teaching environment that emphasizes the theme of SOCIAL JUSTICE. We conduct research and teach in the interest areas of:
Students develop an understanding of both everyday social behavior and the structural factors that contribute to social injustices. In the seminar room and in the field, students also acquire the intellectual tools to identify and critically analyze social phenomena and trends, along with the methodological tools to conduct rigorous research, with a particular focus on evaluating the successes and failures of social policies.
The UT Sociology graduate program ranked #15 in the nation
The Department of Sociology at UT is pleased to share the news that our graduate program was ranked #15 in the nation in a survey of satisfaction of graduate students and recent graduates of sociology departments, as reported on the website Graduateprograms.com. This honor reflects our commitment to graduate education.×
Erica Davis accepted to the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab program
Congratulations to sociology undergraduate major in the environment program Erica Davis was accepted to the Virginia Tech StREAM Lab program and will be spending the summer in Blacksburg doing research with the dynamics of water and societal systems. This interdisciplinary program involves investigating complex, systems-level interactions within a watershed, as well as communicating findings with various stakeholders and the general public. She will also be attending the 2014 American Ecological Engineering Society Conference as part of this opportunity.×
Jenna Lamphere chosen to participate in the Science, Technology and Society summer research-training program
Congratulations to PhD student Jenna Lamphere who has been chosen as one of 15 fellows out of over 40 applications to participate in the Science, Technology and Society summer research-training program funded by NSF at Vanderbilt University. This one-week summer training seminar for Ph.D. students will examine topics related to environmental sociology, social movements, public participation, technological transitions, and the science-public interface.×
Shefner and win ASA PEWS section Best Article Award, 2013
Congratulations! Jon Shefner, Head of Sociology, is the co-author of the best article awardfrom the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) section of the ASA. The article, available free and open access, was published in the official ASA journal of the section. Shefner, Jon, and Julie Stewart. 2011. "Neoliberalism, Grievances and Democratization: An Exploration of the Role of Material Hardships in Shaping Mexico’s Democratic Transition." Journal of World-Systems Research 17: 353-378.×