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

Irene Bloemraad's picture
Special Interests:
Immigration, political sociology, race & ethnicity, social movements, nationalism, research methods, Canada

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