Sociology seeks to understand human behavior by studying how individuals connect to the groups and institutions in which they live. Sociologists analyze the interrelationship of social structures with political, economic, and cultural forces, from the micro to the macro level. As a discipline, sociology provides students with the conceptual and analytic tools to make sense of complex social structures in a rapidly changing global environment. Brown’s Sociology department brings together a dynamic group of scholars with international reputations for outstanding achievement in a range of important research areas -- social demography, health and medicine, environmental justice and environmental change, development, politics and democracy, urban and spatial analysis, and organizations and occupations.
Here's what concentrators from the class of 2012 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Administrative Coordinator, Compass Family Services
- Assistant to Showrunner, Shondaland
- CEO, Buy with Heart
- College Advisor, AmeriCorps - National College Advising Corps
- Consultant, Kurt Salmon Associates
- Corps Member, AmeriCorps - East Bay Community Action Program
- Corps Member/Teacher, Teach For America
- Enrollment Management Specialist, IES Abroad
- Fellow-in-Residence, Center for Inspired Teaching
- Impact Assessment and Impact Strategy, Teach for Bulgaria
- Sales Engineer, Citrix Systems, Inc.
- Teaching Fellow, Citizen Schools
- Brown University, MAT, Education
- Columbia University, PhD, Sociology