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:
Race and Ethnic Relations, American Welfare State, Immigration, Historical Sociology, and Political Sociology.

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