Department of Sociology

John Wallace in a dark gray suit and white collared shirt, with other people behind him
John Wallace, the David E. Epperson Endowed Chair in the School of Social Work, will serve as vice provost for faculty diversity and development beginning July 1, 2020.
Yearwood in a blue jacket, shirt and bow tie
Gabby Yearwood, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in anthropology, shares his personal story as a father, son and Black man in America.
Sarah Elizabeth Steward and Jordan Fields
The Emma W. Locke Award winner is Sarah Steward and the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award winner is Jordan Fields.
Researchers from Pitt and Harvard offer their take on this week’s Super Tuesday results and describe how civic engagement is changing in light of the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
Grace McHale in a gray shirt in front of stained glass.
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
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.