Located in Los Angeles, the city that the world watches to detect the shape of the future, UCLA is generally 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 one of the strongest faculty and graduate training programs in ethnography. And we have both quantitative and qualitative strength in the study of gender and in the study of culture.
These areas of distinctive strength only begin to capture the depth and diversity of the department. The interests of our faculty span the entire disciplinary gamut...
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