USC’s faculty includes some of the nation’s leading sociologists in the study of culture; gender and families; immigration, race and labor; population and space; social movements, politics and civic engagement; and, science, technology and health, who have won numerous awards and honors. See our full list of faculty research areas below.
Our weekly Wednesday speaker series is the hub of our intellectual community and is complimented by our working groups.
Our departmental strengths are enhanced through research and teaching partnerships with affiliated interdisciplinary USC programs and research centers.
National work–family policies and the occupational segregation of women and mothers in European countries, 1999–2016
by Jennifer Hook, Meiying Li, Eunjeong Paek and Brigid Cotter
Mourning in a Pandemic: The Differential Impact of COVID-19 Widowhood on Mental Health
by Haowei Wang, Emily Smith-Greenaway, Shawn Bauldry, Rachel Margolis and Ashton M Verdery
The Political Economy of Incarceration in the Cotton South, 1910–1925
by Christopher Muller and Dan Schrage