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UNM Department of Sociology


MSC05 3080
1915 Roma NE Ste. 1103
Albuquerque, NM 87131*001

Physical Location:
Social Sciences Building
Room 1103

Phone: 505-277-2501
Fax: 505-277-8805

Scholars Present Intersectionality Research at 2015 American Sociological Association Meeting

Scholars Present Intersectionality Research at 2015 American Sociological Association Meeting

(From left to right) Nancy Lopez, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Kimberle Crenshaw, Lynn Weber; Session on Intersectionality Theory and Praxis: Implications for Social Policy

Graduate Panel Welcomes the New Cohort at Sociology Orientation Day

Graduate Panel Welcomes the New Cohort at Sociology Orientation Day

From left to right, Andrew Breidenbach (graduate representative), Yuka K. Doherty, Sam Torres, Alex MacLennan, Alena Kuhlemeier

Faculty-Graduate Student Co-Publications Highlight 2015 News

Faculty-Graduate Student Co-Publications Highlight 2015 News

2015-16 Publications include: Sociology of Health and Illness, Social Problems, Mobilization, Monthly Review, The Social Science Journal, and Research in Social Science and Disability.

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. Rich Wood

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.  [Read More]


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