Sociology at UM
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.
Zach Rehm is a second-year sociology master’s student. Despite having traveled across the globe, he has’t found any place quite like Montana. He grew up here, even practicing with his high school football team on the Griz football field. Experiences like these showed Zach the community that the...
Madison McKenzie is a second-year master’s student pursuing environmental sociology (and getting out into nature whenever she can!)
While studying sociology as an undergrad in California, Madison was also a respite caregiver for people with disabilities. After graduation, she was working as a...
The Department of Sociology awarded the inaugural Dusten Hollist Memorial Scholarship to seniors Meghan St. Germain and Nash O’Hara.
Dusten Hollist, who died in 2019, was a longtime Professor of Sociology at UM and a beloved member of the campus community. Shortly after his death donors...