Welcome to Sociology @ Brown!

Our research and teaching is 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

Dr. Owens Selected as William T. Grant Scholar

Professor Jayanti Owens has been selected as a William T. Grant Scholar, recieving $350,000 over five years to combine an original video experiment engaging a national sample of teachers with a computational text analysis of teachers’ actual disciplinary referral forms, to understand sources of racial/ethnic disparities in student discipline.