Maryland's internationally prominent sociology department offers a broad program of
excellence with special strengths in
Gender, Work & Family;
Social Psychology; and
Stratification & Inequality.
We are also building a program in
The department has added
eight new faculty
since 2010, and
our reputation has continued to rise in recent years.
Research centers such as the
Maryland Population Research Center,
Center for Research on Military Organization,
Center for Innovation, the
Culture Lab, and the
Program for Society and the Environment,
offer students and faculty abundant opportunities to collaborate.
The Department also houses the
India Human Development Survey.
With our combination of size, intellectual range, strong specialty areas, racial/ ethnic diversity, and
Washington area location,
Maryland provides an ideal setting to pursue the
or the Ph.D.
degrees in Sociology.
American Sociological Association
In the Spotlight:
Three More New Faculty have joined Maryland in 2012-13!
four new faculty
hires in 2010, and
three new faculty
three more faculty have joined Maryland Sociology in 2012-13:
is now a Research Professor at College Park after a distinguished career at NIH.
She recently served there as Acting Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
Chris is currently President of the Population Association of America, an office that previous Maryland demographers,
Bachrach is exploring a new line of research on cultural schemas in social demography, especially about parenthood.
As co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health and Society Scholars Program,
she is also following up work she pioneered at NIH to promote a fuller integration of basic social science in health research.
joined us recently from the World Bank. Monica is an anthropologist and
demographer who is working on the interrelations between population,
poverty, and sustainable development. She has studied how family systems
shape individuals’ life chances, gender differentials in health, and how
health behaviors affect child survival. She has also studied public health
systems that reduce population exposure to disease.
Monica further strengthens Maryland Sociology's expertise in the demography of Asia,
where she adds to
work on India and
work on China.
joined us in January from Ohio State.
Liana is a leading authority in the growing area of time use studies.
She has published widely on gender and social class differences in how people spend their time.
New research expands these interests to cross-national comparisons of time use.
Liana will be developing more departmental support for time use research, a field pioneered by Maryland's
have also made important contributions.
Graduate Students on the Job Market