Department of Sociology

Improving Human Well-Being by Investigating Social Inequalities

Announcements + News

Hollenbrink-MonkFulbright Awarded

The Department of Sociology is proud to announce that Charlene Holkenbrink-Monk was selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2024-2025. She will be performing postdoctoral research at the University of Malaga in Spain.

Read the more on SDSU NewsCenter.

Neftalie Williams

"Meet the professor who is using a skateboard to unite the world"

California Live’s Danielle Nottingham visits San Diego State University to catch up with professor, Dr. Neftalie Williams, who is on a mission to create diplomacy through skateboarding.

Watch the interview.


"U.S. Department of Justice grant bolsters a gender-based violence project for SDSU’s cultural resource centers"

Monica Casper received a $500K grant from the Office on Violence Against Women.

Read the story on SDSU NewsCenter.

Sociology Newsletter

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Important Links

CCRECenter for Community Research and Engagement

The CCRE promotes community-based projects through applied research in order to explore ways to improve well-being. Visit the CCRE website.


The department publishes Mobilization: An International Quarterly, a leading research journal in social movements and protest. Visit the Mobilization website.

Surf/Skate Studies CollaborativeSurf/Skate Studies Collaborative (SSSC)

The collaborative includes new courses for SDSU students, a biennial conference, a new international journal, and a variety of community outreach projects. Visit the SSSC website.


man skateboards down stairs

Center for Skateboarding, Action Sports & Social Change

Coming soon! The center will promote evidence-based, academic research on the global impact of skateboarding and other action sports. Visit the Center website.