Faculty Members

The UC Davis Department of Sociology faculty consists of 20 full-time tenure-track faculty members who have earned national and international recognition.

Department of Sociology faculty members have distinguished themselves in a broad range of intellectual pursuits and scholarly research pertaining to social issues. Their expertise encompasses a surprisingly diverse fields of inquiry.

Our department includes faculty scholars who engage in studies in environmental and organizational sociology; environmentally related risks and hazards; biodefense; racial and ethnic inequality in housing and labor markets; household economics; the influence of government policies in limiting poverty; the evolution of hate crime law; the manifestations of major criminal justice reforms intended to reduce reliance on incarceration; and the performance of community-based correctional systems.

Areas of inquiry also encompass the causes of Latin American and Asian migration and immigration; the health of migrant populations; racial and ethnic relations; how past patterns of racialization have shaped contemporary society; disability and special education disparities; the impacts of international and domestic migration on educational policy and practice; employment uncertainty and risk; inequality and destabilization that American workers experience in response to changes in the employment market; and other topics of concern.