How do land-use patterns in the Amazon affect deforestation? How do high-tech industries cope with the accelerating pace of technological, economic, and legal change? Does poor health in childhood lead to lower education? What are the effects of war and military occupation on the quality of life of populations? What are economic and racial disparities in the health care of older Americans? How do social structures and patterns of inequality influence the life chances of African adolescents?

These are just a few of the questions that faculty and students in Brown's Sociology Department investigate. Faculty and students both work within the department and are linked to a variety of research centers at Brown—such as:

In addition to considerable work in the United States and Europe, we do research in Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, India, China, and the former Soviet Republics.

The research and teaching of Brown sociology faculty 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.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Blume, Janet AChair of Sociology

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Heller, Patrick GChair of Sociology

Faculty Positions

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Chorev, NitsanHarmon Family Professor of Sociology

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DiCarlo, LisaLecturer in Sociology

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Dill, AnnProfessor Emerita of Sociology

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Elliott, Gregory CProfessor of Sociology

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Fennell, Mary LC.V. Starr Professor Emerita of Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship and Professor Emerita of Sociology

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Frickel, Scott AProfessor of Environment and Society and Sociology

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Goldscheider, CalvinProfessor Emeritus of Sociology and Ungerleider Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies

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Goldscheider, Frances KUniversity Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Sociology

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Gonzalez Van Cleve, NicoleAssociate Professor of Sociology

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Heller, Patrick GProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Sociology

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Henry, PagetProfessor of Africana Studies and Sociology

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Hirschman, DanielAssistant Professor of Sociology

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Hogan, DennisRobert E. Turner Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Population Studies

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Itzigsohn, JoseProfessor of Sociology

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Jackson, MargotAssociate Professor of Sociology

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Johnson, MathewProfessor of the Practice of Sociology

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Kennedy, Michael DProfessor of Sociology

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Lindstrom, David PProfessor of Sociology

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Logan, JohnProfessor of Sociology

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Lopez Sanders, LauraAssistant Professor of Sociology

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Meyer, David RProfessor Emeritus of Sociology

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Modell, JohnProfessor Emeritus of Sociology

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Owens, Jayanti JAssistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Sociology

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Pacewicz, Jan MateuszAssociate Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies

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Qian, ZhenchaoProfessor of Sociology

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Rauscher, Emily KAssociate Professor of Sociology

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Roberts, J TimmonsProfessor of Environment and Society and Sociology

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Rueschemeyer, DietrichProfessor Emeritus of Sociology

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Schrank, Andrew MProfessor of International and Public Affairs and Sociology

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Short, Susan E.Professor of Sociology

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Silver, HilaryProfessor Emerita of Sociology

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Spearin, Carrie ELecturer in Sociology

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Suchman, Mark CProfessor of Sociology

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Vanwey, Leah KProfessor of Environment and Society and Sociology

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Wetts, RachelAssistant Professor of Environment and Society and Sociology

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White, MichaelRobert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Population Studies, Professor of Sociology

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Wright, Mary CProfessor of the Practice of Sociology