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 gender, and the sociology of health and aging. You can check out the most recent publications by our faculty and students on sites including ResearchGate and

UNT Sociology faculty have published numerous books, including most recently:

Scarborough, William (2023). Gendered Places: The Landscape of Local Gender Norms across the United States. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Ho, Phoebe (2022). Diversity and the Transition to Adulthood in America. Berkeley: University of California Press.

McCaffree, Kevin (2022). The Dance of Innovation: Infrastructure, Social Oscillation, and the Evolution of Societies. New York: Routledge.

Sobering, Katherine (2022). The People's Hotel: Working for Justice in Argentina. Durham: Duke University Press.

Ignatow, Gabe (2020). Sociological Theory in the Digital Age. New York: Routledge.

Auyero, Javier & Katherine Sobering (2019). The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margin. New York: 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. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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

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

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