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

Heather A. Haveman's picture
Special Interests:
Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational demography, gender, careers and social mobility

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