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
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.
Awards & Honors
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Recent Journal Articles & Book Chapters
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.
Wood serves as co-editor of Cambridge University Press' book series Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion, and Politics. His new book, A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy (a national survey and case study of the tensions between universalist and multiculturalist understandings of democracy co-authored with Brad R. Fulton) will be published in mid-2015 by the University of Chicago Press. His current writing includes two chapters in Pentecostalism, Politics, and Political Culture: A Comparative Perspective, a forthcoming volume co-edited with Daniel Jordan Smith.