The UIC Sociology department includes students and faculty from across the U.S. and the world. Our faculty excels in teaching, research, and service, having received awards in both the UIC Teaching Recognition Program and the UIC Excellence in Teaching Program, as well as the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Society, the Feminist Lectureship Award from Sociologists for Women in Society, the Fulbright Fellowship Program, and Early Career Distinguished Contribution Award from the Section on Children and Youth of the American Sociological Association. UIC Sociology faculty have served as editors of national journals, including the journal City & Community which is currently housed at UIC and is a journal of the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. In addition, UIC Sociology faculty have won grants from the Ford Foundation, The Lily Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and many others. 

UIC Sociology faculty provide leadership in national organizations, including presidencies in the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociologists for Women in Society, and Midwest Sociological Society. They are a group that is deeply engaged with the world beyond the academy, informing policymaking within the Illinois legislature, providing expert witness testimony in racial discrimination cases, and running national organizations dedicated to translating research findings about families into public conversation.

We encourage you to learn more about our faculty, our current graduate students and some of the accomplished individuals who have graduated our program and are currently on the academic job market. We have also listed contact information for the valued staff members who support the work of the UIC Sociology Department.