Recent News

  • CAS to offer online master’s degree in criminology
    The Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, is now accepting applications for fall 2023 for enrollment in a new, fully online master’s degree program in criminology. read more about our degree in criminology
  • Celebration of Academic Excellence Features Sociology PhD Students
    Three Sociology PhD students were selected to present posters of their research at the 2022 Celebration of Academic Excellence, an annual recognition of student excellence. 
  • PhD Students Awarded Research Community Grant
    Two Sociology PhD students were awarded a Graduate Student Research Community Grant from UB's Office of International Education! 
  • PhD Students Win Teaching Award
    Congratulations to PhD students Julia Schoonover and Srushti Upadhyay, who each won the 2022 Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award from the UB Graduate School. This is a very competitive award given to instructors who go above and beyond UB's already-high standards and truly demonstrate excellence in every aspect of teaching. Fewer than 1% of graduate student instructors receive this award! 
  • Dr. Chris Mele Co-Organizes Environmental Justice Conference
    Mark your calendars for April 22-23 to join Looking Back, Moving Forward, a 2-day virtual conference co-organized by Professor Chris Mele, critically examining the past, present, and potential future roles of the law and legal strategies to advance environmental justice policy and action.
  • New Podcasts Featuring UB Sociologists!
    Faculty and graduate students from UB Sociology have been featured on a variety of recent podcasts. Check out their episodes to learn more about their interesting research!
  • UB Faculty win Early Career Fellowships
    Congratulations to Dr. Yige Dong and Dr. Joanna Pepin, who recently won Early Career Fellowships!
  • New Faculty Member Joins Sociology!
    We are excited to welcome Lourdes Vera as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Department of Environment and Sustainability at UB for Spring 2022! She will continue as Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2022. As an environmental sociologist and civic scientist, she works with communities living near oil and gas development to monitor their air for contaminants. Welcome, Lourdes!