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

Statement on Silent Sam

November 1, 2017

We join students, faculty, alumni and other members of the Carolina community in calling for the removal of “Silent Sam” from a central place on our campus. This position is rooted in our perspective as sociologists and as faculty concerned … Continued

CPC and Sociology Celebrate Ron Rindfuss’s Career

September 28, 2017

On the cusp of Ron Rindfuss’s retirement, the Carolina Population Center and Department of Sociology celebrated his many contributions to sociology, demography, and UNC at a recent event. The celebration also marked the launch of the Ronald R. Rindfuss Sociology … Continued

UNC and Fudan Faculty Exchange in Shanghai

July 28, 2017

To promote academic exchange and collaboration between Fudan and UNC, a delegation from UNC Sociology (Kenneth (Andy) Andrews, Arne Kalleberg, Jacqueline Hagan and Yong Cai) visited the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai China … Continued

Jacqueline Hagan Awarded Kenan Distinguished Professorship

July 21, 2017

Congratulations to Jacqueline Hagan who has been appointed Kenan Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her central research area is international migration, with a special focus on migration between the United States and Latin … Continued