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Sociology

Field Description

Master's degree candidates major in general sociology. Students in either degree program are expected to prepare themselves to undertake research both through formal course work and through apprenticeships in the ongoing research activities of the faculty.

Ph.D. degree candidates may register in general sociology initially but must select one of the eight areas of concentration before taking the Admission to Candidacy examination. Candidates also choose two minors from sociology or related fields. Students normally take a sequence of core courses in theory and methods but may substitute a general examination in these subjects.

Ph.D. students in full-time residence are normally expected to earn the Ph.D. degree within four years. The written and oral Admission to Candidacy examination is usually taken early in the third year, followed by the dissertation and oral defense. One year of directed teaching experience at Cornell is required unless the student is specifically exempted.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.soc.cornell.edu/graduate/
Email: sociology@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-4266

316 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Sociology

  • economy and society
  • gender and life course
  • methodology (minor)
  • organizations
  • policy analysis (minor)
  • political sociology/social movements
  • racial and ethnic relations
  • social networks
  • social psychology
  • social stratification

Faculty

Steven E. Alvarado - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: methodology; social stratification
Mabel M. Berezin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; political sociology/social movements Research Interests: culture; qualitative methods; comparative/historical sociology; theory; economy and society; political sociology
Concentrations: Sociology: organizations
Kendra Bischoff - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: political sociology/social movements; social stratification Research Interests:
Francine D Blau - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; gender and life course Research Interests: labor economics; economics of gender; demographic economics
Concentrations: Sociology: methodology; organizations; social stratification Research Interests: organizations
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; social networks; social stratification Research Interests: social networks; social stratification; economy and society
Erin Cornwell - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: social networks; social stratification Research Interests: urban sociology; sociology of law; health, aging, and social inequality
Rachel E Dunifon - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; policy analysis Research Interests: policy analysis; gender and life
Robert H Frank - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society Research Interests: causes and consequences of earnings inequality
Elias Friedman - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: political sociology/social movements Research Interests:
Filiz Garip - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; social stratification Research Interests: economic sociology, ineqality, social network
Concentrations: Sociology: racial and ethnic relations; social stratification
Matthew Hall - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: racial and ethnic relations Research Interests:
David R Harris - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: racial and ethnic relations; social stratification Research Interests: social stratification; racial and ethnic relations; social policy; statistics
Concentrations: Sociology: social networks; social psychology Research Interests: formal theory; collective action/social dilemmas; organizational behavior
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; organizations; social stratification Research Interests: social stratification; organizations; gender and public life; race
Jon M Kleinberg - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: methodology; social networks Research Interests: link analysis and modeling of large-scale information networks; discrete optimization and network algorithms; and algorithmic approaches to clustering, indexing, and data mining
Edward J Lawler - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: organizations; social psychology Research Interests: social psychology; organizations
Concentrations: Sociology: policy analysis; racial and ethnic relations; social stratification Research Interests: social demography; inequality; family and children
Michael E Lynch - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: social psychology Research Interests: sociology of science; ethnomethodological studies of laboratory practices; visualization in science; the interaction between legal and scientific discourses
Concentrations: Sociology: methodology; organizations; political sociology/social movements; social networks; social psychology Research Interests: computational modeling; online social networks; collective action; emergence of norms; opinion dynamics
Vida Maralani - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; social stratification Research Interests: stratification, demography, geneder, education, health
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; organizations
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; political sociology/social movements Research Interests: food regimes; agrarian movements; development and climate change
Kelly A. Musick - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; social stratification Research Interests: family demography; social aspects of fertility; social stratification and inequality
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; organizations; racial and ethnic relations; social stratification Research Interests: economy and society; racial and ethnic relations; social stratification
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; social networks Research Interests: family; life course
Trevor J Pinch - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society Research Interests: sociology of science; sociology of technology; reputation systems; sociology of sound and music
Brian Rubineau - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: organizations Research Interests: organizations; social networks
Concentrations: Sociology: social stratification Research Interests: gender and the life course; young adult transition; cohabitation; marriage
David Strang - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: organizations; political sociology/social movements Research Interests: diffusion, imitation and learning processes; organizations; comparative political structures; event history methods
Richard Swedberg - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society Research Interests: economic sociology
Laura Tach - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: methodology; social stratification Research Interests:
Sidney G Tarrow - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: political sociology/social movements Research Interests: social movements; political contention in western Europe, Latin America, and the United States
Concentrations: Sociology: organizations; political sociology/social movements; social stratification Research Interests: organizations; economy and society; policy analysis
Maureen Waller - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: methodology; policy analysis; social stratification Research Interests: poverty and inequality; social policy; family; qualitative and mixed methods
Kim A Weeden - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Sociology: economy and society; gender and life course; social stratification Research Interests: social stratification and inequality; gender inequality; labor markets; social demography; gender and life course; economy and society
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; social networks Research Interests: gender, and the life course; sociology of health and illness; sociology of aging
Concentrations: Sociology: gender and life course; policy analysis; racial and ethnic relations; social stratification