The UCCS Sociology department is guided by a vision of social justice. We provide methodological and theoretical frameworks to transcend individual experience in order to understand social life. We study the broader social structures that are shaped by diverse social identities, systems of stratification, and culture, all in a global context, in order to advance equitable and just social change.
Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Indigenous communities in the United States are suffering from higher mortality rates from COVID and ongoing violence including disappearances and murders of indigenous women. As incidents of violence against Black Americans, Muslim Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic Americans have been widely and justly denounced across the nation, incidents affecting Native communities have often been less visible in our media.
2022 President's DEI Award Recipients
The Department of Sociology has been selected to receive the 2022 President's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award in the unit category. This award recognizes individuals and units who demonstrate outstanding commitment and make significant contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University of Colorado community.
Faculty Community Service
Sociology faculty are involved in working collaboratively with local communities. Dr. Companion’s work with the Tree of Peace on the UCCS campus and leadership is a prime example of the department’s commitment to serving minoritized communities.
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We study criminal justice, race and crime, law and society, juvenile delinquency, drugs, youth gangs, restorative justice, and at-risk youth.
We study development, global feminism, food security, and social movements.