Welcome to Sociology @ Brown!

Our research and teaching are guided by the systematic and scientific investigation of human behavior and social life. Sociology connects. Sociology clarifies. Sociology empowers students to engage effectively with the world around them. We invite you to join us.

Faculty and students both work within the department and are linked to a variety of research centers and institutes at Brown—such as:

Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations (BEO) Social Science Research Lab (SSRL)
Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)
Graduate Program in Development (GPD) The Taubman Center for Public Policy
Institute at Brown for Environment & Society (IBES) Urban Studies
Population Studies & Training Center (PSTC) The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning  

Latest news

Clearing the Air: Environmental Studies of Pollution

Students in the "Clearing the Air: Environmental Studies of Pollution" class, co-taught by Dr. Scott Frickel and Dr. Meredith Hastings, contribute to Hastings’ community-based project, Breathe Providence, which was inspired by the City of Providence’s Climate Justice Plan and developed in partnership with local government and community organizations including the City of Providence, the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee, American Lung Association and the Conservation Law Foundation.