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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:
Economic sociology, culture, political sociology, comparative methods, knowledge and science

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