Innovative Research | Department of Sociology

Innovative Research

Our department is home to outstanding faculty and academic programs and serves as a center for innovative research. The department's signature strengths are in the sociology of health and aging, the sociology of religion, sociological theory, and comparative and global sociology.

You can check out the most recent publications by our faculty and students on sites including ResearchGate and

Sociology faculty have published and contributed chapters to numerous books, including most recently:

Brekhus, Wayne & Gabe Ignatow, eds. (2018). The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Zafirovski, Milan (2017). Identifying a Free Society: Conditions and Indicators. Brill.

Ignatow, Gabe & Rada Mihalcea (2017). An Introduction to Text Mining. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Beckert, Jens & Milan Zafirovski, eds. (2016). International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology. New York: Routledge.

Ignatow, Gabe & Rada Mihalcea (2016). Text Mining: A Guidebook for the Social Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Zafirovski, Milan & Daniel Rodeheaver (2016). Conservatism's Long Secret Journey: From Medievalism to Fascism and Back. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lap-Lambert Academic Publishing.

Yancey, George (2015). Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.

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