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


Welcome to the Department of Sociology.  Your orientation advisors will be in touch regarding your various orientation activities. As part of these activities, we will also be holding sociology-specific sessions on the following dates (all Pacific Standard Time):

  • For Freshman: July 14th 9-10 am, July 21st 5-6 pm, July 28th 9-10 am
  • For Juniors: August 3rd 5-6 pm, August 7th 9-10 am, August 13th 9-10 am

M.A. Research Scholarship Winner

Kariar Al-NaiemCongratulations to Sociology graduate student, Kariar Al-Naiem, recipient of an SDSU Master’s Research Scholarship.  His thesis research will examine if an increase in militarization leads to an increase/normalization of violence overwhelmingly affecting communities of color

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Important Links


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

Visit the Mobilization website

Alpha Kappa DeltaAlpha Kappa Delta

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

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