Sociology Newsletter

Sociology Newsletter

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2014-15 Sociology Colloquium Series

Dates and topics for the
2014-15 Sociology colloquium series will be announced soon.

Colloquia are held in Bolton Hall, Room 757, 12:00–1:30 pm


Faculty in the Media


Prof. Noelle Chesley was recently quoted in an NBC article about the increasing number of stay-at-home fathers. It may be read here.

Prof. Cary Costello was interviewed for The Huffington Post about how intersex children are labelled on birth certificates and the implications for bodily integrity. The interview may be viewed here.

Prof. Jennifer Jordan was interviewed on the "Chewing the Fat" podcast about a unique austrian dumpling dish, popular during the holiday season. It may be listened to here.

Prof. Aki Roberts was interviewed by the Post Crescent on the rise of unsolved homicides in Wisconsin in the past decade. The article may be viewed here.

More News and Events


UWM Department of Sociology

Department Chair: Donald E. Green

Welcome to Sociology

Sociology is the study of patterns of social relations and how those patterns shape what people do and think. I like to joke that even hermits are shaped by society because, after all, they can only survive with the skills they learn from society. From community and conflict, family and inequality, social change and religion, crime and conformity, class and race, gender and work, few fields offer students such breadth in the study of the social world we all inhabit.

For undergraduates we offer an exciting array of classes, where students can study everything from human sexuality to the sociology of culture, from issues related to aging to pressing questions of inequality and poverty. Students have great opportunities to work closely with our faculty and teaching staff; our wide range of courses offers undergraduates both breadth and depth in their study of sociology.

For graduate students we offer an excellent master’s and PhD program. Our MA program has long provided outstanding training as preparation for PhD programs or for work in non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies. Our new PhD program offers advanced training, in general sociological theory and cutting edge methodologies for the analysis of social data, with particular emphasis on expertise in the analysis of social inequalities and social institutions. Check out the Prospective & Incoming Students link for more detail about the companies and organizations where our graduates work and the PhD programs to which MA students have gone.

UWM sociology faculty members are engaged in innovative research and teaching across a wide range of topics and our faculty members come from the best universities in the country. We are both deeply rooted in the Milwaukee area and very involved in research on an international scale. We conduct research across the city and across the globe and support a broad array of graduate student research projects. Check out the faculty webpages for more details on faculty publications and areas of expertise.

We hope you will join us!

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Donald E. Green
Associate Professor and Chair