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 will join us in Fall 2019:

  • Dr. Danielle Kane- Her research focus is on gender and global sociology. She also works with religion and geopolitics in East Asia.

  • Dr. Marcus Mann- His current research uses computational methods to examine political polarization as it relates to the formation of politically partisan knowledge.

Highlighted Events

  • September 6 - Davidson Symposium  1-4pm  STEW 202 "A Symposium on American Christian Nationalism Through Both a Qualitative and Quantitative Lens"  Speakers: Ruth Braunstein, University of Connecticut and Andrew Whitehead, Clemson University. Discoussants: Jay McCann, Purdue Political Science Department and Rebekah A. Klein-Pejsova, Purdue History Department.
  • September 23 - Law & Society Colloquium 3pm  GRIS 102 - Jennifer Earl, University of Arizona. Title of talk to be announced later.

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 
lawsoncl@purdue.edu 
765-494-4668

Graduate Information:
Shawn Bauldry, Director of Graduate Studies
Nicole Remley, Graduate Assistant
nicole@purdue.edu
765-494-4673

Department Head: 
Linda Renzulli, Department Head
Karen Studebaker, Assistant to the Head 
studebak@purdue.edu 
765-494-4666

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

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