Recent News

  • 5/15/21
    While we cannot celebrate with our 2021 graduates in person, Sociology faculty and staff want to congratulate all of our BA, MA, and PhD graduates. We are so proud of you!
  • 2/22/21
    UB Sociology Hiring Clinical Assistant Professor
  • 2/5/21
    Courses for the 2021 Summer Research Institute are announced!
    The UB Summer Research Institute trains researchers in a collegial, intellectually engaging and multidisciplinary atmosphere. Workshop participants learn easy to understand practical information about statistics and methods, developing skills and knowledge to confidently analyze their own data. Our courses are appropriate for a range of researchers, including graduate students from all disciplines, private and public sector researchers and policymakers, and college and university faculty. Anyone with research experience/training who is interested in gaining new skills, or brushing up on the latest analytic techniques, is welcome.
  • 2/5/21
    UB sociologist Dr. Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk has received a $1.05 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a division of the National Institutes of Health, to develop a comprehensive research program in the demography of chronic pain. The program will use data from the U.S. and peer countries to investigate population-level patterns and trends in chronic pain; examine links between pain, disablement and mortality; and identify individual-level and contextual factors that shape the burden of pain and social disparities in pain. See a complete story here.
  • 2/5/21
    UB Sociology will begin offering an MS in Criminology starting Fall 2021! The MS in Criminology focuses on the nature and causes of crime, characteristics and behaviors of people who commit crime and who are affected by crime, how law enforcement agencies and criminal justice systems work, how society reacts to crime, victims, and people who commit crime, and connections between crime and other social institutions (such as work, schools, media, etc.). The Criminology MS is ideal for beginning and advanced learners who plan to (or already) work in settings that require a strong background in crime or law, with associated skills in analyzing and interpreting data relevant to that discourse, including careers in policy analysis, nonprofit or social service organizations, and public safety.
  • 2/5/21
    The 2020 Department of Sociology newsletter is now available!
  • 2/5/21
    While we cannot celebrate with our 2020 graduates in person, Sociology faculty and staff want to congratulate all of our BA, MA, and PhD graduates. We are so proud of you!
  • 2/5/21
    We are excited to welcome three new assistant professors joining the Department this coming year: Yige Dong, Iris Lu, and Joanna Pepin.