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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

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.

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.

Victor Marshall, 1944-2018

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