Department of Sociology

Grace McHale in a gray shirt in front of stained glass.

Pitt Sets New School Record for Producing Fulbright U.S. Students

The University of Pittsburgh once again is among the nation’s top institutions for producing Fulbright students, breaking its own record with 14 students—who are now alumni—earning the prestigious scholarships for international study, teaching and research projects.
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.