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 2013 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

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

Departmental Colloquium Series

Mondays, 2:00 - 3:30 PM [unless otherwise noted]