We prepare future scholars and leaders to understand and tackle 21st century local and global social challenges from a sociological perspective that emphasizes social theory and social science analytics.

Recent News

The Department of Sociology would like to welcome two new faculty who joined us in Fall 2018:

  • Dr. David McElhattan- Research interests in punishment & social control; collateral consequences; race; the social organization of risk.
  • Dr. Robin Stryker- Research interest in law, politics, inequality and social change.

Highlighted Events

  • Jan 18 (Fri) 1-4:00: Sociologists on Opioid Symposium - Fowler Hall, Stewart Center; featuring Shannon Monnat, Brea Perry, Mike Vuolo
  • Jan 18 (Fri) 4-6:00: Symposium reception - Robert L. Ringel Gallery
  • Jan 25 (Fri) 2-5:00: AMAP "Survey Experiments" Workshop - Trent Mize LWSN 1142

Contact and Connect

The Department of Sociology main office is located in Stone Hall on the campus of Purdue University in West LafayetteIndiana.

Mailing Address:
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Phone: (765) 494-4668 Fax: (765) 496-1476
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For more information please contact the following:

General Information: 
Candy Lawson, Main Office Secretary 

Graduate Information:
Shawn Bauldry, Director of Graduate Studies
Nicole Remley, Graduate Assistant

Department Head: 
Linda Renzulli, Department Head
Karen Studebaker, Assistant to the Head 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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