Glen Elder

March 21, 2019

Ph.D., 1961 My journey from a Cleveland, Ohio childhood to an interdisciplinary career in sociology was shaped by the family influence of a college-educated mother with a lifelong interest in biography and by a father‘s unwavering desire to return to … Continued

Spotlight on Undergraduate Research: Lauren Shumpert

November 2, 2018

Lauren Shumpert is a sociology major and is minoring in both social and economic justice and women’s and gender studies. She is currently working on her sociology undergraduate honors thesis under the advisement of Dr. Andy Perrin. In addition to … Continued

UNC Sociology Welcomes Taylor Hargrove

October 22, 2018

We welcome Taylor W. Hargrove as our newest faculty member. She joins UNC as Assistant Professor of Sociology and faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Hargrove’s research seeks to uncover and explain the development of health disparities across the … Continued

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

François Nielsen, 1949-2018

June 18, 2018

François Nielsen, 68, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, died peacefully in Chapel Hill on Thursday, June 7, 2018 of complications related to pneumonia. François bravely battled cancer and other health conditions for nearly eight years. At the time of his death, … Continued

Undergrad Honors Students Present Senior Theses

April 19, 2018

This year, we continued the tradition of holding a joint research symposium with Duke to have our undergraduate Honors students from both Duke and UNCpresent their senior theses. Claire Chipman and Howard Aldrich accompanied UNC’s students to Dukecheer them on. … Continued

A. V Siman ’88

April 6, 2018

Veronica Siman (B.A., ’88, Ph.D. ’88)   I arrived in Chapel Hill in May 1980 with my parents and siblings, after fleeing my country (El Salvador) due to the civil war. My father was invited as a visiting scholar at … Continued

Sociology Launches New Health and Society Minor

March 9, 2018

Sociology’s new Health and Society minor has a threefold mission to provide students with: 1) an opportunity to examine contemporary population health patterns and trends in the US and around the world; 2) an understanding of the social construction of … Continued

Richard Simpson 1929-2017

January 12, 2018

After a period of declining health, Dr. Richard Lee (Dick) Simpson passed away in his sleep on December 30.   The son of Donald Dake and Lottie Lee Simpson, he was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland and graduated in 1946 from … Continued