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Apply to Join Our Faculty (2 Positions)

Apply to Join Our Faculty (2 Positions)

UNM Sociology is hiring two new tenure-track faculty, one in social movements (assistant) and the other in social inequality (associate/full).

Dr. Jessica Goodkind receives the New Mexico Humanitarian Award

Dr. Jessica Goodkind receives the New Mexico Humanitarian Award

Jessica Goodkind has been named a recipient of the New Mexico Humanitarian Award, sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque. This honor is for her work with the Refugee Wellbeing Project.

Talking Dating and Technology with Dr. Reuben (Jack) Thomas

Talking Dating and Technology with Dr. Reuben (Jack) Thomas

Dr. Thomas joins a KSTX radio panel to discuss his research on dating, technology, and the new digital romantic landscape. Click to listen.

Coverage of Dr. Elizabeth Korver-Glenn's research

Coverage of Dr. Elizabeth Korver-Glenn's research

Research by Dr. Elizabeth Korver-Glenn explores the persistence of residential segregation, namely how real estate brokerages unwittingly perpetuate housing discrimination. Click to read coverage of her recent study.

Dr. Nancy Lopez discusses poverty in New Mexico

Dr. Nancy Lopez discusses poverty in New Mexico

Dr. Nancy Lopez joins a KUNM panel discussion to talk about how we define and measure poverty. Click to listen.

UNM Department of Sociology

Our Department is actively engaged in research and teaching, and maintains a strong commitment to diversity in our graduate and undergraduate education. Our mission is to advance the comprehension of society, and explain and analyze human relationships, social institutions, and the dynamics of social change. Our faculty engages major sociological issues of global, national, and regional significance.

The fascination of Sociology lies in the fact
that its perspective makes us see in a new light
the very world in which we have lived all our lives.
~ Peter Berger
An Invitation to Sociology
Sharon Nepstad

Letter from the Chair, Dr. Sharon Nepstad

Our department includes 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 graduate students, and approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors in Sociology and Criminology. Ours is a rich and diverse intellectual community. The interests of our faculty are wide ranging, from macrosocial comparative studies of globalization in different countries to qualitative research about gender and race interactions in schools to studies of crime patterns in urban neighborhoods.

Recent Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Wilson, Eli. 2019. “Tip Work: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping Beyond the Service Counter,” Symbolic Interaction. DOI: 10.1002/SYMB.413.

Broidy, Lisa and Wayne Santoro.  2018. "General Strain Theory and Racial Insurgency: Assessing the Role of Legitimate Coping," Justice Quarterly 35(1):162-189.

López, Nancy. 2016. “Contextualizing Lived Race-Gender and the Racialized Gendered Social Determinants of Health, in Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape, Fourth Edition, edited by E. Higginbotham and M. Andersen. Plymouth, MA: Cengage Learning.

* Denotes graduate student coauthor

Whooley, Owen. 2016. “Measuring Mental Disorders: The Failed Commensuration Project of DSM-5,” Social Science & Medicine, 166:33-40.

Upcoming Colloquia

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