Welcome to the Sociology Department

Crystal Bedley

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems Graduate Student Award for the Racial and Ethnic Minorities Division for “Monoracial and Multiracial attitudes towards Racial Inequality," 2012.

Analena Bruce

  • Rural Sociological Society Dissertation Award for “Labor of Love: Entry and Persistence in Alternative Agriculture,” 2015.
  • Matilda White Riley Qualifying Paper Award for "Labor of Love: Viability Strategies in Sustainable Farming.” Co-Winner, 2013.
  • Graduate Student Paper Award, Agriculture, Food and Human Values, 2013.

Ying-Chao Kao

  • Visiting Scholar Program at the Leather Archives & Museum. Honorable Mention, 2014-2015

Janet Lorenzen

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship, 2011.

Étienne Meunier

  • Doctorate Degree Bursary from Fondation Desjardins (Québec) for "Sexual Risk in Urban Gay Communities: A Comparative Study of Subcultures of Unsafe Sex in Montréal, New York City, and Amsterdam," 2010-2011.
  • Fellowship from Canada's Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) for "Powers of Intimacy: A Sociocultural Approach to 'Bareback' Sex in Homosexual Subcultures," 2009-2012.

Ghassan Moussawi

  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies, 2014.

Lindsay Stevens

  • TA/GA Professional Development Award, 2015.
  • Matilda White Riley Qualifying Paper Award for "Interrogating 'Planned Parenthood': Reproductive Health Care Providers' Perspectives on Family Planning," 2014.

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