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 sociological theory, the sociology of aging, the sociology of gender, and historical sociology.

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

Sociology faculty have published numerous books, including most recently:

McCaffree, Kevin (forthcoming). When Societies Come Apart: Fission-Fusion Dynamics in Human Societies. Routledge.

Auyero, Javier & Katie Sobering (forthcoming). The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margin. Oxford University Press.

Brekhus, Wayne & Gabe Ignatow, eds. (2019). The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

McCaffree, Kevin (2017). The Secular Landscape. Palgrave Macmillan.

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.

McCaffree, Kevin (2015). What Morality Means: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis for the Social Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan

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

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