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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Shameka Poetry Thomas is among the Top 40 Ph.D. candidates accepted into the Yale Science Academy Fellowship Program, Cohort 2020. 

Laura Iesue receives the Division of International Crime, Global Research Fellowship at the ASC conference.

Brittany Harder receives the Award for Best Publication from Sociological Spectrum this year.

Anastasiia Kuptsevych receives the Graduate School’s Dissertation Fellowship from the University of Miami.