Sociology at Davidson

Sociology analyses and contextualizes the ways in which structural opportunities and constraints predict individual outcomes. Students develop a sophisticated ability to evaluate the effects of social dynamics in an increasingly interconnected world.

The Sociology Department at Davidson has particular strengths in a variety of sociological specializations, including:

  • The Sociology of Conflict
  • The Sociology of Culture
  • The Sociology of Education
  • The Sociology of Gender
  • The Sociology of the Past
  • The Sociology of Migration
  • The Sociology of Power
  • The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
  • The Sociology of Religion
  • The Sociology of Urban Life

In each of these areas, we ask that students critically engage with the ways in which current realities are constructed (and deconstructed) and how existing social problems came (and continue) to be. Additionally, sociology offers rigorous methodological training, and students graduate with wide-ranging acumen in oral history methods, statistics, survey and interview best practices, and quasi-quantitative methods like discourse and geo-spatial analysis

Student/Faculty Research

Our faculty members are leaders in their classrooms and in their fields of expertise. With books and journals on a variety of topics published by the most highly respected outlets, theoretical discussions are never far from the discipline's cutting edge.

Sociology Research


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Mailing/Shipping Address

Davidson College - Sociology
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
Davidson, NC 28035