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Welcome to the website of the Sociology Department at Stony Brook University. We have 16 full-time faculty, 53 graduate students and about 320 undergraduate majors.


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News and Events

October 2018
    • Yasemin Besen-Cassino (Montclair State University), Sociology Department Colloquium Speaker, October 1st, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, SBS N403:  "The Cost of Being a Girl:  Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap"
    • Sociology Brown Bag Series, Monday, October 15th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Jason Jones, "Stereotypical Gender Associations in Language Have Decreased Over Time."
    • Sociology Brown Bag Series, Thursday, October 15th, 2:30 - 4:00 PM - Arnout van de Rijt (Utrecht University), "Are the Extremely Rich Exceptionally Smart."
September 2018
    • Sociology Brown Bag Series, Monday, September 10th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Discussion of two papers and the connections between them:  Kevin McElrath, "College Preparation Intensity and Socioeconomic Background: A Mechanism for Equal Access?" and Kristen Shorette, "Degrees of Change: Publicly  Educated Legislators' Support for Higher Education Spending in the US

April  2018
    • Rachel Sherman (The New School), April 16th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, SBS N403"A Very Expensive Ordinary Life:  Consumption and Moral Legitimacy among New York Elites."

March 2018
February 2018
    • Julian Go (Boston University), Sociology Departmental Colloqium Speaker, February 28, 1-2:30 PM, SBS N403
November 2017
    • Brian Powell (Indiana University Bloomington and Russell Sage Foundation), Sociology Departmental Colloqium Speaker, November 29th, 1-2:15 PM, SBS N403
    • Crystal Fleming has been selected as one of the inaugural group of faculty to participate in the SBU Leadership Academy Fellows program.
    • Jennifer Heerwig has been selected to be a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
    • Carrie Shandra has been selected to be a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
    • Jason Jones and John Shandra have received Stony Brook FAHSS (Faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences) Research and Interdisciplinary Initiatives Awards


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Department of Sociology

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, New York 11794-4356
Telephone: (631) 632-7700
Fax: (631) 632-8203

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