Department of Sociology

Improving Human Well-Being by Investigating Social Inequalities


A Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Against Anti-Blackness

SDSU’s College of Arts and Letters stands in solidarity with our Black communities. We denounce racism in any form and violence against Black people, and we stand firm in our belief that Black lives matter.

As a community of university faculty and staff, it is our duty to actively support and advocate for solutions to systemic racism across our nation, the world, and our campus. Read the full statement.

News and Events

Charis KubrinNew Directions in Research on Immigration and Crime

Tuesday, May 3 | 2 p.m. | Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Pride Suite

Do immigrants commit more crime than non-immigrants? Do increases in immigration cause crime rates to rise in communities?

These questions are at the forefront of discussions about crime and public safety in the United States. Public opinion data suggest many residents believe the answer to these questions is an unqualified “yes” but does scientific research agree? In this talk, Charis Kubrin reviews what we know about the immigration-crime link — highlighting opportunities and pitfalls from her own research journey — and discusses new directions in research.

Learn more about this event.

Congratulations to Our Graduates of 2022!

The Sociology In-Person Commencement Celebration will be held on Friday, May 13 at 8:30 am and will take place at the Tula Community Center.

Limited seating. RSVP is required by April 30[email protected].

Directions to the Tula Community Center

5110 East Campus Drive
San Diego, CA 92115

Interstate 8 --> Parking Structure (PS) 3

  • Exit College Avenue and head South bound
  • Drive under two bridges
  • Turn left on Zura Way
  • Turn right after stop sign and left into parking structure
  • Purchase parking permit on first floor
  • Third floor is ground level
  • Exit Parking Structure 3 on the third floor/West side
  • Walk across East Campus Drive
  • Arrive at Tula Community Center

Commencement 2022

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Important Links

Center for Community Research and Engagement

CCREThe CCRE promotes community-based projects through applied research in order to explore ways to improve well-being.

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MobilizationThe department publishes Mobilization: An International Quarterly, a leading research journal in social movements and protest.

Visit the Mobilization website

Alpha Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa DeltaAlpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is an internationally recognized honor society that is open to all students.

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