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The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach.  Our award-winning faculty teach and conduct research in a wide range of sociological specialties and related interdisciplinary areas.

The department grants the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology, and undergraduate students can concentrate or earn minors in general sociology, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and Peace Studies.

Graduate students can earn an M.S. or Ph.D. in sociology specializing in areas such as social inequality, crime and deviance, health, culture, and globalization.  Graduate students can also earn a degree in sociology with an option in Africana Studies, or Women's and Gender Studies.

Sociology is the academic home of programs in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies, and it houses the Center for Race and Social Policy Research and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

We invite you to explore the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech!


Announcements

The Commencement Ceremony scheduled on Friday, May 16 at 4:00 has been moved to a new location. The new location is in the Theatre of the Center for Performing Arts.  

Questions can be directed to Brenda Husser, Office Manager, 540-231-6878 or email bhusser@vt.edu.

 

Dr. Sam Cook is the recipient of a Departmental Diversity Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

   

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Dr. Christine Labuski has been selected to receive a Grant Writing Incentive Grant form the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.  The funding comes from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Dr. Anthony Peguero has been selected to receive a Grant Writing Incentive Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Dr. Sarah Ovink has been selected to receive a Niles Research Grant from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Dr. Minjeong Kim has been selected as the winner of the 2013-2014 CLAHS Diversity award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Dr. Biko Agozino has been featured in an article with the Roanoke Times

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Department of Sociology

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225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Upcoming Events:

  • April 21, 2014: 7:00pm: Pamplin 2030: "The Black Reverse Migration to the South: Dilemmas of Race and Region" a lecture by Dr. Sabrina Pendergrass, The University of Virginia. Dr. Pendergrass is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.  She specializes in race, inequality, internal migration, culture, and regionalism.  Dr. Pendergrass's primary project is a qualitative study of black migration to the urban South.  The project empirical insights about the black reverse migration  to the South and develops theory about internal migration, especially its cultural dimensions.  Part of The Black Lives in the New South Speaker Series.
  • April 25, 2014: 9:00am-5:30pm: Kelly Hall (ICTAS) Room 310: The Women's and Gender Studies Program will be hosting it's annual student conference.  More than 60 graduate and undergraduate students will present papers, posters and poetry.  For further information, please contact Barbara Ellen Smith, smithbe@vt.edu.
  • April 30-May 2, 3-6 p.m. (8 p.m. on Thursday, the 1st): "Gendered Arrangements India", an exhibition. Media Arts Center, Learning Studio 251. For further information, please contact Manisha Sharma, maneesha@vt.edu.
  • May 1, 2014: 7:00pm: Graduate Life Center: "The New American Tradition of Creating Mass Murder Memorials" a lecture and Q&A, by Jordan Hill, Ph.D. Candidate, A.S.P.E.C.T., Virginia Tech.  Open to the public (part of the CLAHS/DACII/CPSVP Speaker Series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency).
  • May 1, 2014: 7:00pm: Fralin Auditorium: "The Long-term Resiliency of the Black Community" a lecture and Q&A by Ellington Graves, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Virginia Tech.  Open to the public (part of the CLAHS/DACII/CPSVP Speaker Series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency).
  • May 1, 2014: 7:00-9:30pm: The Moss Arts Center: 3rd Biannual GBT Conference: Gender, Bodies, and Technology: Performing the Human: Keynote speaker: Micha Cardenas, Ph.D. Candidate, Media Arts and Practice, University of Southern California Visiting Professor, University of Toronto, Knowledge Media Design Institute.
  • May 2, 2014: 12:30-2:00pm: The Inn at Virginia Tech: 3rd Biannual GBT Conference: Gender Bodies, and Technology: Performing the Human: Keynote speaker: Shaowen Bardzell: Associate Professor of Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington Faculty of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.
  • May 2, 2014: 4:30-6:30pm: The Inn at Virginia Tech: 3rd Biannual GBT Conference: Gender, Bodies, and Technology: Performing the Human: Keynote speaker: Jennifer Robertson: Professor of Anthropology and History of Art, University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
  • May 16, 2014: 4:00pm: Theater of the Center for  Performing Arts: Commencement Ceremony (please note changed location). Questions can be directed to Brenda Husser, Office Manager, 540-231-6878 or email bhusser@vt.edu.