Beach view of UCSB

UCSB - Socially engaged and inclusive, global-minded and environmentally aware, open and supportive

Liliana Rodriguez giving 2019 commencement address

Sociology Ph.D. Graduate Liliana Rodriguez giving 2019 commencement address

COLA Rally at the entrance of UCSB

UCSB students raise awareness around the COLA movement, sociology graduate students among those leading the charge

Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology has long pioneered the 'frontiers' of social research across a range of intersecting aspects of social life reflected in its main areas of specialization: Culture; Global Studies; Gender, Sexualities, and Feminist Studies; Language, Interaction and Social Organization (LISO); Race, Ethnicity, and Nation (REN); and Social Movements. Faculty pursue basic, publicly oriented, and social justice-focused research and teaching in these areas by examining their multiple intersections, by fostering and participating in cross-disciplinary emphases.

 

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which the University of California, Santa Barbara, is located, and pay our respects to the Chumash Elders past, present and future. They hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area, which has become a place of learning for people from all over the world.

Announcements

Ph.D. student Katherine Maldonado was recently awarded the Abolitionist Teaching Network Grant....

The Department of Sociology has decided to pause Ph.D. admissions for Fall 2021. We make this...

This annual award is granted to doctoral candidates in North America whose research focuses on...

2020 Co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender, and Class Section’s...

Events

Talking with Terrorists:

The Methodology of Worldview Analysis

  1. February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Roger Ebert's Film Criticism

  1. February 25, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Discussion about resistance outside of organized movements

  1. March 2, 2021 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm