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Sociology examines how changes in technology, work, and social life change our relationships with each other and the world. In the Department of Sociology, we offer students opportunities to explore these through courses, research and academic programs focused on the real-world and everyday application of sociology.

Research Highlights

Galliers co-edits Special Issue of MISQ

Bob Galliers is co-editing a special issue of MIS Quarterly on "The Sociomateriality of Information Systems: Current Status, Future Directions." September 2014

David Co-Presents at CHIA 2014

Gary David just presented at the 2014 California Health Information Association (Santa Clara, CA) on "EHR Attitudes and Success Factors - Making Choices and Managing the Process."

Department News and Events

Professor Anne Warfield Rawls has started the Racial Justice Project to examine and address problems with tacit (subconscious) racism in social interaction

Associate Professor Miriam Boeri’s news article “Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug?”

Student Highlights


The Summer 2014 Sociology interns are working in a variety of places. Take a look!

Directed Studies

Catherine Bruce is completing a directed study with Dr. Gary David on the impact of health information technology on professional culture and identity in healthcare.

Public Sociology in the News

Facebook to Host Academics-Only Sociology Conference

June 9, 2014 - Is the world’s largest social network dipping its toes into sociology?

The Sociology of Sorry

June 24, 2014 - A puzzling ad campaign condemns the apology - and women along with it.