The Department of Sociology at Notre Dame has signature strengths in cultural sociology, the sociology of education, political sociology and social movements, and the sociology of religion.

The department features undergraduate and graduate programs, innovative research opportunities that cut across disciplinary boundaries, and award-winning faculty who are widely recognized for their scholarly publications.

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To affirm the human dignity of all, the members of this department support and actively work to ensure the inclusion of our faculty, staff and students regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.


Bearing Witness to Protest in Rio de Janeiro Favelas
June 20, 2014

Kellogg PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel (sociology) reports from Rio de Janeiro where she is conducting pre-dissertation field research on slum “pacification” with an Institute graduate research grant.

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'Trophy Wife' Stereotype is Largely a Myth, New Study Shows
June 18, 2014

Elizabeth McClintock

Most people are familiar with the “trophy wife” stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, placing little importance on their other traits, including physical appearance, and that men look for pretty wives but don’t care about their education or earnings. New research, however, by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows the trophy wife stereotype is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women’s careers.

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We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Maureen Hallinan, William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. Maureen died Monday (January 28) in South Bend, Ind. after an illness. She was 73. For more information, see http://al.nd.edu/news/45947-in-memoriam-maureen-hallinan-william-p-and-hazel-b-white-professor-of-sociology-emeritus/




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