Welcome to the Sociology Department

Professor Thomas Rudel studies environmental sociology and economic sociology. He studies the social changes that drive landscape transformations in both temperate and tropical places in the world.  In recent years his work has focused on deforestation, forest recovery, and sprawl in different places.  He has published widely on land use planning, housing and energy use in the United States and tropical deforestation in Latin America.
Title:  Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Departments of Sociology
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Upcoming Events

 12 Jul 2018;
 10:00AM - 03:30PM
 Redesigned website goes live!
 03 Aug 2018;
 Two new faculty position openings

Undergraduate Program

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March for Our Lives rally, Newark, NJ, March 24, 2018

Graduate Program


New RU Sociology Ph.D.s and their Advisors, May 2018

Diversity and Inclusion

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Outdoor Mural, Hale St., New Brunswick, NJ