Department of Sociology

April 4 event will revisit Robert Park and Ernest Burgess’s The City

First published in 1925, The City is a trailblazing text in urban history, urban sociology, and urban studies. Join us for this panel discussion on the work’s continuing relevance on the occasion of a new edition from The University of Chicago Press.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Regenstein Library, Room 122

1100 E. 57th Street

Chicago IL 60637


Call for Proposals for SSRC Seed Grant Applications

The Social Sciences Research Center offers one- to two-year seed grants to faculty in the Division of the Social Sciences intended to support early or novel stage research, with a special focus on research projects that exceed the boundaries of any one discipline. Priority will be given to projects expected to be highly competitive for funding once scaled. Proposals from junior faculty and for multi-investigator projects are encouraged. Projects may start as soon as March 1, 2019.



Rebecca Sandefur, PhD’01, named MacArthur Fellow

Rebecca Sandefur, AM’97, PhD’01, discovered intersection of sociology and law as student


More than two decades ago, Rebecca Sandefur stepped onto the UChicago campus for the first time as a graduate student, drawn by what she saw as a unique challenge.


Even on her school visit, she had sensed the University’s culture of serious intellectual inquiry, one she likened to “a rigorous, bare-knuckle brawl about ideas.” It felt like the perfect place for her to become a sociologist.