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. Gibson Publishes Book

Assistant Professor Christopher Gibson of Simon Fraser University, Ph.D. graduate from Brown University, has published his latest book, entitled Movement-Driven Development: The Politics of Health and Democracy in Brazil.