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  • Sociology Department Statement on Nikole Hannah-Jones

    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

  • Graduation 2021

    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

  • Contacting Us: Fall 2021

    Staff name & Office Hours    Contact Information    Jennifer Eissing, Business Officer Work hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm Weekly In-Office Hours: Mon – Thurs, intermittent & by appointment Fridays, 1:00-5:00pm   Phone: 919-962-8915 Email: eissingj@email.unc.edu Holt Woodruff, Administrative Coordinator Work hours: 8:00am … Continued

  • Sociology joins departments in proposal to establish Pauli Murray Hall

    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

  • Message from the Sociology Department on Anti-Black Violence and Recent Protests

    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

  • COVID-19, Precarity, and Worker Power

    Arne L. Kalleberg, Kenan Professor of Sociology

    The way we work (and if we are able to work at all) has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will likely result in profound changes in work in the years to come.

  • The Covid-19 Health Toll in the United States: Exposing Racism … Yet Again

    Robert A. Hummer, Howard W. Odum Professor

    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.

  • Schools, Social Inequality, and COVID-19

    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.