• Welcome to the Sociology Department!

    Welcome to the Sociology Department!

    Department Chair, Professor Timothy Wickham-Crowley

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  • Our Faculty

    Our Faculty

    Get to know the Sociology Department.

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  • 2016 TROPAIA

    2016 TROPAIA

    2016 Tropaia - Professor McDonald, Mariah Mendoza (2016 McCahill Award Winner), Tim Wickham-Crowley, Caitlin Snell (2016 Hoggson Award Winner) and Dean Keshia Woods

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  • Becky Hsu Named 2014 Distinguished Georgetown Investigator

    Becky Hsu Named 2014 Distinguished Georgetown Investigator

    Professor Becky Hsu was recognized recently for her extraordinary achievements in research.

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  • Student News

    Student News

    Senior Danyel Semple Awarded the T. Howard Foundation's Scott Weiss Alumni Scholarship

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  • Sociology in Action

    Sociology in Action

    Professor Brian McCabe with his urban-sociology students on a walking tour of the Shaw neighborhood. Visit our Course Offerings page to learn more about exciting classes like Professor McCabe's "The City / Urban Studies".

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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.