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

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