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Department of Sociology

University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616-8701

Phone: (530) 752-0782
Fax: (530) 752-0783

Department Chair - Vicki Smith
Department Vice Chair - Xiaoling Shu
CAO - Erum Syed
Undergraduate Program - Advisors
Graduate Program Coordinator - Denise Besser



Driving East on Interstate 80 from the San Francisco Bay Area or driving West on I-80 from Sacramento:

  • Take Richards Blvd. Exit
  • Head West to First Street
  • Left on First Street
  • Right on A Street
  • Social Sciences Building is on the left (just before 3rd Street)

Limited short-term parking is available on city streets within walking distance of the department.  Visitor parking is also available in the North Entry Parking Structure.

Our department is located in the Social Sciences Building. The main office is room 1283. If you have any questions, please call (530) 752-0782.

We also provide a detailed map of the Social Sciences and Humanities Building to facilitate office visits.


1283 Social Sciences & 
University of California, 
One Shields Avenue 
Davis, CA 95616

(530) 752-0782 phone
(530) 752-0783 fax

Map and Additional Contact Information

Upcoming Events
"Sociology welcome back coffee klatch" for faculty, staff, and students. Oct 02, 2014 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Boardroom
Sociology Fall Welcome Oct 09, 2014 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM — Putah Creek Lodge
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Research Spotlight

Article Reference Regulating Sex Work: Heterogeneity in Legal Strategies (Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 8:255--271. 2012) McCarthy, B, Benoit, C, Jansson, M, and Kolar, K

Article Reference When Unionization Disappears: State-Level Unionization and Working Poverty in the United States (American Sociological Review, 78(5):872--896. 2013) Brady, D, Baker, RS, and Finnigan, R

Article Reference The peer context and the development of the perpetration of adolescent dating violence (Journal of youth and adolescence, 42(4):471--486. 2013) Foshee, VA, Benefield, TS, Reyes, HLM, Ennett, ST, Faris, R, Chang, L, Hussong, A, and Suchindran, CM

Article Reference Parents' testosterone and children's perception of parent–child relationship quality (Hormones and behavior, 60(5):512--519. 2011) Dorius, C, Booth, A, Hibel, J, Granger, DA, and Johnson, D