Department of Sociology

Howell in a red scarf

Compounding Privileges in White, Affluent Neighborhoods Drive Urban Inequality

In her most recent paper, Pitt sociologist Junia Howell explores an understudied driver of inequity: the hoarding of educational resources and opportunity in middle- and upper-middle class neighborhoods.
Patel in a tan coat in front of a body of water

Studying Migration, Refugee Issues at Oxford University, Alumna Draws on Personal History

Bhavini Patel (A&S ’16) is combining her deep personal knowledge of immigrant communities with her research at the University of Oxford on extended refugee displacement.
Pitt faculty member Margee Kerr

Researchers Examine the Fun of Fear

Some people love "scary-fun" experiences like haunted houses. Pitt researchers Margee Kerr and Greg Siegle are finding out why — and using their research to make local attractions even scarier.