Welcome to the Department of Sociology at the University of Miami

Our commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service is demonstrated through the works of the faculty, staff, and graduate students. Faculty and students engage in compelling and rigorous research that spans a broad scope of sociological interests and subspecialties. Our department is best known for its contributions and training in the areas of: Criminology; Medical Sociology; and Race, Ethnic, and Immigration Studies. The faculty and students publish their research in top tier academic journals‌ as well as present their work at both national and international academic conferences.

The department’s commitment to service is evident through a variety of faculty and student activities including community outreach, service learning, editorships, and committee memberships. 

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Dr. Shameka Thomas, PhD graduate, has accepted a prestigious two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health/Genomics Research Institute.

The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair, Professor Alex Piquero, starting August 15, 2020.

Prof. Nick Petersen’s research on historical racial violence and contemporary school punishment featured in Huffington Post story

The Department of Sociology congratulates Roberto Cancio ,Ph.D., C.P.E. on the successful completion of his Post-Doctoral fellowship at Loyola Marymount University and recognize his outstanding accomplishments.