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Sociology Department Statement on Nikole Hannah-Jones

June 22, 2021

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

COVID-19, Precarity, and Worker Power

May 22, 2020

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.

Schools, Social Inequality, and COVID-19

May 22, 2020

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.

Victor Marshall, 1944-2018

August 31, 2018

Victor William Marshall, 74, of Chapel Hill passed away on August 18, 2018, following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Victor was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill and former director of the University’s Institute on Aging. Victor earned … Continued