An Important Message from Sociology
The Department of Sociology at the University of Montana stands with Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) members of our community. This includes current BIPOC undergraduate and graduate students, BIPOC alumni of our program, and BIPOC members of the Missoula community and beyond.
We abhor racism in all forms, including anti-Black sentiments, racially discriminatory policies, and hate speech. We urge all members of our community to educate themselves about race, racism, racial injustice, and structural inequality.
We stand ready and willing to learn with, and from, our BIPOC students and alumni.
As part of the Sociology in Action series, Dr. Bob Francis, from Whitworth University, gave a fascinating presentation to students, professors, and community members on his research on rural working class men and whether they do (or do not) pull themselves up the social ladder.
Undergraduate students from the Capstone Course in Inequality and Social Justice and graduate students from the Seminar in Inequality and Social Justice focused on migration, refugees, and asylum seekers this term. We took a field trip to Soft Landing to learn about Soft Landing’s efforts to...
Since Montana historically has had a low response rate to the US Census, students in our Population and Society class took social action to help increase participation in this year’s census by creating Census 2020 posters targeted to specific audiences. They then posted them around town.
The Sociology Department's outstanding advisor (and adjunct faculty member) Cassie Sheets won the College of Humanities and Sciences' first ever Heart & Soul Award which recognize staff excellence. In addition to advising Sociology majors, Cassie helps coordinate staff training in the H&S...