Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Graduate Program

MA & PhD in Sociology

Kelly 2015

 Welcome, and thank you for visiting our site on the Graduate Program in Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. In the Sociology graduate program, we pride ourselves in providing an intellectually rigorous program of study within a welcoming, supportive, and diverse environment.

At this site, you will find information that is helpful to both current and prospective students. I encourage you to read through our website to find out more about the faculty and unique features of our graduate program, whose alumni can be found in research and teaching institutions throughout the US and abroad. To request information, please contact The Graduate School.

The deadline for submitting graduate student applications to the Graduate School for the PhD program is January 5th. MA student applicants can apply to the Graduate School until June 1st. Graduate School Admissions link. If you have any further questions, please contact me directly.

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Graduate Student Spotlight

Kasey Henricks is a PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department at Loyola University Chicago and a Law and Social Science Fellow at the American Bar Foundation. His research interests lie in understanding how racial inequalities are reproduced over time though institutional arrangements sponsored by tax policy. More specifically, he has an agenda that can be divided into a two-fold examination of: 1) the ways face-neutral tax laws yield racially disparate consequences in the distribution of tax liability, and 2) how racial ideology discursively shapes, and becomes shaped by, conflicts over taxation.

On multiple occasions, Kasey's work has been recognized for excellence by organizations like the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Association of Black Sociologists, and Association for Humanist Sociology, among many others. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Law and Society Association, and it has been featured in over 10 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His first book entitled, "State Looteries: Historical Continuities, Rearticulations of Racism, and American Taxation" (Routledge) will be published in 2015. More information about him and his research can be found at www.kaseyhenricks.net.