The Sociology Department calls on the UNC Board of Trustees to review and approve Nikole Hannah-Jones’ appointment as a tenured faculty member at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. We join faculty, students, staff, and alumni who are … Continued
Dear Class of 2021 Sociology and Management and Society majors, Congratulations on your graduation! We cannot be happier to see each one of you achieve this major milestone – after a pandemic senior year no less! Every year, we are … Continued
The Sociology Department, along with History, Political Science, and Peace, War & Defense have started the process of renaming Hamilton Hall. Our motivation for renaming the building is rooted in the history of our University and Professor Hamilton’s role in … Continued
These past few weeks have been filled with pain, heartbreak, and suffering, especially so for the Black community. The sociology faculty is outraged by the ongoing acts of police violence against African Americans. We condemn the most recent incident, the … Continued
It is clear that the United States is experiencing tremendous health tolls from Covid-19: 1.3 million documented cases thus far, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and over 80,000 confirmed deaths.
Karolyn Tyson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor
There has been much debate about what the school closures caused by COVID-19 will mean for students. Many scholars and other commentators are particularly concerned about the consequences for working-class and poor children, who, most noted, would be hardest hit by the shuttered schools.