UC Berkeley Sociology

Berkeley’s Sociology Department is known around the world for its excellence in research and teaching. For the past six decades, we have consistently been ranked among the world’s top sociology departments, and in 2017 we were #1 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. We are proud to contribute to the world’s leading public university, to international sociology, and to the life of the mind beyond the academy. Our faculty teach and do research in most sociological specialties. Our PhDs are leaders in universities and research centers across the US and in many other countries. And our BAs populate the ranks of innumerable professions, bringing with them the skills and special perspective of Berkeley sociology.

Faculty Spotlight

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Special Interests:
Global and transnational sociology, contentious politics, health and medicine, international development, organizations

Islands in the Street: Gangs and American Urban Society
Century of Difference
Still Connected: Family and Friends in America Since 1970
Elite and Everyman
Simbiosi Mortale
State and Society in the Taiwan Miracle
Pierre Bourdieu and Democratic Politics
Three Worlds of Relief
Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement
Social Connections in China
The New Entrepreneurs of Europe and Asia: Patterns of Business Development in Russia, Eastern Europe, and China
Das Janusgesicht des Ghetto
Conversations with Bourdieu
Fields of Protest
The Outsourced Self
Cultures of Servitude
A Theory of Fields
Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character
Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America
Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism
Lone Pursuit: Distrust and Defensive Individualism among the Black Poor
Pierre Bourdieu in the Field
Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s
An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology
Cracks in the Pavement: Change and Resilience in Poor Neighborhoods
Body & Soul
The Making of American Exceptionalism: The Knights of Labor and Class Formation in the Nineteenth Century
Civic Hopes and Political Realities
Les Prisons de la Misère
Making Hispanics
Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement
Repensar os Estados Unidos
Urban Outcasts
Talk of Love
Commodifying Bodies
Social Movements in India
Prisons of Poverty
Becoming a Citizen
Punishing the Poor
The Architecture of Markets
The Transformation of Corporate Control
On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration
Handbook of Gender
Laid-Off Workers in a Workers' State
The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870-1945
Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys