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

Claude S Fischer's picture
Special Interests:
Personal networks, social history, social psychology, urban, technology

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