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

Cybelle Fox's picture
Special Interests:
Race and Ethnic Relations, American Welfare State, Immigration, Historical Sociology, and Political Sociology.

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