Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.

Faculty Members

The UC Davis Department of Sociology faculty consists of 22 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.