Home page

Department Announcements

Please help us welcome a new member of our community! Professor Margarita Kuleva. Professor Kuleva has been awarded an IIE Artist Protection Fund Fellowship and is in residence here at Tufts for the 23-24 academic year. Check out her fall offering (SOC 94-7) Art and Resistance in Eastern Europe.

Join us in congratulating Professor Jill Weinberg on her tenure and promotion to Associate Professor! Brava!

Publications, awards, fellowships, and more! Check out what our faculty have been up to on the department highlights page.

Where’s Tufts Sociology? During the major (and long-awaited) makeover on our trusty Eaton Hall, you can find us across the quad in our temporary offices on the third floor of Braker Hall. Come say hello!

Are you exploring majors / minors? Curious about Sociology? Let’s chat! Email or drop by to visit our Department Chair, Sarah Sobieraj in Braker 316 or any of our faculty. They love meeting new students and can answer your questions, point you to students and faculty who share your interests, and/or tell you about ways to get involved.

The Sociology Student Advisory Board facilitates peer mentoring, social events, info sessions, and discussion opportunities for students in the sociology community. If you are a major, minor, or simply sociology-curious student, reach out and get on their email list! To do so, just contact any of our student advisory board members.

Call for Sociology Peer Mentoring Participants: Students Helping Students
The Sociology Student Advisory Board is matching students for short-term, focused peer mentoring meet-ups.

If you are interested in meeting with a more experienced Sociology major to hear their perspective on a specific topic (e.g., an internship, great courses to take, planning for study aboard, double majoring, what it’s like to do a senior thesis…etc.), simply want to get to know other students in the department, or if you would be willing to support a fellow student by being a peer mentor and sharing your experiences, let us know here: mentor sign-up form and mentee sign-up form.

Are you receiving our email newsletter? It is filled with information about everything from jobs and internships to upcoming departmental events, as well as spotlight profiles of our majors and alums. Signup for our email newsletter.

Explore Programs

Interested in Sociology?

Department of Sociology News

“Most parents I interviewed were concerned about student stress and competition,” says Tufts sociologist Natasha Warikoo.

Should Kids Be Cramming for Tests or Competing at Sports?

In her new book Race at the Top, Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Natasha Warikoo examines how Asian American and white parents in an affluent suburb define success for their children—and push them to achieve it.
Felipe Dias

Getting to the Root of Inequality

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology Felipe Dias uses real world experiments to delve into the mechanisms of inequality in the US and Latin America.