Curious to see what our Sociology concentrators have been working on? Come find out! Join us for senior thesis presentations in Zimmer Lounge at Maxcy Hall; Friday, May 3rd, between 2pm and 5pm. Or, watch the event streaming on the web.
How do communities organize when toxic waste fouls their drinking water, sickens their children, and causes cancer in young mothers? How do land-use patterns in the Amazon affect deforestation? Does the involvement of citizens and citizen groups in local budgeting promote democracy? Does poor health in childhood lead to lower education? How can teachers in American schools be mobilized to improve school performance? What are the effects of war and military occupation on the quality of life of populations? What are economic and racial disparities in the health care of older Americans? How do social structures and patterns of inequality influence the life chances of African adolescents?
These are just a few of the questions that faculty and students in Brown's Sociology Department investigate. Faculty and students both work within the department and are linked to a variety of research centers at Brown—such as the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Environmental Change Initiative, the Population Studies and Training Center, the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, the Center for Environmental Studies, and Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences. In addition to considerable work in the United States and Europe, we do research in Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, India, China, and the former Soviet Republics.
The research and teaching of Brown sociology faculty is guided by the systematic and scientific investigation of human behavior and social life. Sociology connects. Sociology clarifies. Sociology empowers students to engage effectively with the world around them. We invite you to join us.