Faculty Research Specializations

Faculty Research Specialty Groups are faculty members with common areas of expertise. See our Faculty Profiles for more details about each professor’s research areas.

We pride ourselves on being methodologically diverse and covering a wide breadth of sociological topics. Students will find multiple faculty working in the following areas: 

Social Theory

  • Araghi, Branaman, Harvey, Hough, Koppelman, Lewin, Seeley

Qualitative Methods

  • Backstrom, Harvey, Koppelman, Lewin, Seeley

Gender

  • Araghi, Backstrom, Harvey, Koppelman, Seeley

Political Economy 

  • Harvey, Hough, Lewin, Summers, Widener

Lifecourse: Aging, Youth, Adulthood

  • Backstrom, Branaman, Lewin, McConnell

Cities/Communities/Urban Sociology

  • Koppelman, Harvey, Lewin, Summers, Widener

Culture

  • Backstrom, Lewin, McConnell

Microsociology/Social Psychology

  • Backstrom, Branaman, Seeley

Poverty

  • Harvey, Lewin, Widener

Environment

  • Lewin, Summers, Widener