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Featured Graduates

Below are a few stories about recent graduate student research that were shared in an e-newsletter with our alumni.  If you would like to receive our alumni e-newsletter, please send your name and email address to soc@umn.edu.

Two graduate students stand in the newspaper archives in the basement of Wilson library.

On Purpose: Portrait of Sociology

Often it’s difficult to know whether we tell our stories or they tell us. Today’s sociologists are not only interpreting the complex social issues affecting our communities, they’re enabling us to better understand ourselves. In an increasingly diverse and ever-evolving society, sociology encourages us to see the world through a broad lens and helps us address the critical questions that shape our everyday lives.