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Social Inequality

The area specialization in social inequality allows graduate students to explore how states, policies, organizations and labor markets come together to create differing opportunities and outcomes for diverse groups within society, as well as across societies. Our faculty conduct research on gender, racial, and class inequalities within the United States and other countries, as well as comparative, cross-national research. Many of our faculty specialize jointly with the other two specialization areas in the sociology program (Demography and Environment & Community), as well as collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines (including Environment & Natural Resources, Management, and Political Science). Click for a more detailed description of this specialization area (including a list of faculty and research projects).