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

  • Sep 28 (Fri) 2:30: Jim & Anna Davidson Conference Room Grand Opening. STON 303.
  • Oct 2 (Tue) 3:30: Cummings-Perrucci Lecture Series – Roberto Gonzales. LWSN 1142.
  • Oct 29 (Mon) 10:30: Lu Ann Aday Distinguished Lecture – Ken Ferraro. STEW Fowler Hall.
  • Nov 30 (Fri) 2:00: AMAP Survey Design Workshop – Trent Mize. TBD.

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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