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.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Department of Sociology Annual Lecture Series

Sociology in the Public Discourse: Navigating Troubled Times

Department of Sociology Annual Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
3-5 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Student Union Theatre

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Congratulations to Department Chair, Norah Shultz, for her new book: Revising the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum to Engage Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Entering at a critical time in the national dialogue on higher education and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), this edited book presents case studies from six institutions that have successfully enacted curricular change. An inspiring and practical read for higher education faculty, leaders, and practitioners, this book demonstrates that curricular change is an achievable, worthwhile, and urgently necessary pursuit.

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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.

Visit the CCRE website

Surf/Skate Studies Collaborative (SSSC)

Surf/Skate Studies CollaborativeThe 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. 


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.

Visit the AKD website

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