Located in Los Angeles, the city that the world watches to detect the shape of the future, UCLA is considered one of the world's preeminent sociology departments.

We have the world's leading group of scholars studying international migration and its legacies, as well as arguably the strongest program in the study of ethnicity and nationalism, domestically and internationally. We have an outstanding demography and stratification program, as attested among other ways by the exceptional placements of students in recent years. We have long had one of the strongest programs in comparative historical sociology. For more than three decades, UCLA has been the world's leading center for ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. We have superb faculty and graduate training programs in ethnography. We have been building up social studies of medicine and science, and sociology of the family.

 Committed to methodological pluralism, we conduct sociological research in myriad ways, whether through direct observation, archival work, recording of naturally occurring interaction, large-scale sample surveys, social network studies, experiments, or secondary data analysis.

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  1. Hybrid Habitus: Toward a Postcolonial Theory of Practice
    Claire Decoteau, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago
    04/24/2014 / Haines 279
    Presented by the UCLA Department of Sociology Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series Health Working Group. The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife.
  2. Pregnancy and the 40-Year Prison Sentence
    Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University
    04/25/2014 - 10:30 am / Haines 279
    The Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series is made possible by a gift from Ray Ross in memory of his wife. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Sociology Department Gender Working Group.

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  2. Suzanne Bianchi
    Suzanne Bianchi, Dorothy Meier Chair in Social Equities and Distinguished Professor, passed away on November 4th, 2013. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan and her research focused on the American family, time use and gender equality. She is survived by her three children, Jen, James and Josh, and her husband, Mark.

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