Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

About Us

Welcome to Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Sociology. From our faculty, to our graduate students, to our undergraduate majors, our department is a place for intellectual growth, a commitment to understanding and engaging major societal challenges, and collegial fellowship. Through research and publication, in-class teaching, and out-of-the-classroom experiences, members of the department reach out in the best tradition of both the sociological discipline and the social justice commitment of Jesuit universities.

Many challenges and problems confront our globalizing world, and a perspective that can examine these locally, nationally, or internationally is vital. At Loyola we have people—faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students—studying contemporary immigration, gender representations in the mass media, how cities thrive, racial diversity in American workplaces, religiously motivated environmentalism, and the politics of food and nutrition, to name just a few topics.

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Alumni News

Matthew Logelin (Socl MA 2002) 2015 Loyola University of Chicago Damen Award Recipient from the Graduate School.

Matthew is an author, blogger, public speaker, and founder of the Liz Logelin Foundation. In March 2008, he lost his wife, Elizabeth, to a pulmonary embolism 27 hours after she gave birth to their first child, Madeline. He went on to chronicle his family’s story on his blog and in his first book, Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love, which spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, edited by Dr. David Embrick

Journal Sociology Race/Ethnicity Dr. David Embrick is one of the founding editors of Sociology of Race & Ethnicity. The first issue, published in January 2015 is a publication of the American Sociological Association section on Racial & Ethnic Minorities.