• Welcome to the Sociology Department!

    Department Chair, Professor Timothy Wickham-Crowley

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  • 2014 TROPAIA

    2014 Tropaia - Professor McDonald, Professor Daddio, Aya Waller-Bey (2014 Kraft Medal Winner), Whitney Pratt (2014 Hoggson Award Winner), Professor Stiles, Professor Wickham-Crowley, and Marta Aparicio (2014 McCahill Award Winner)

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  • Faculty Feature

    Professor Brian McCabe sits down with local leaders to discuss the evolving landscape of Washington, D.C.

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  • Course Offerings

    Check out current course offerings.

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  • Student News

    Josh Powell (C'14) is discusses his experience with homeschooling on NPR.

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The Department of Sociology at Georgetown University is a community of scholars committed to developing students’ capacities to understand the social and cultural forces that shape the human experience. Students are encouraged to critically analyze complex social and cultural realities. We strive to foster a lifelong engagement with questions of social justice. We promote ways of imagining and re-imagining the common good and encourage the use of knowledge and skills to realize a more just society.

We teach students the various skills needed to conduct theoretically sound, methodologically rigorous and multifaceted analyses of human social phenomena at both the local and global levels. We offer students opportunities to develop and apply those skills through research and experiential learning activities in Washington, D.C. and beyond.

We are committed--through our scholarship, teaching and service--to fostering imaginations that envision a more just society and which recognize the individual’s contribution to the social production and reproduction of just and unjust practices and institutions.