Workshops are organized around various sub-fields and methods. Each workshop is participated by faculty and graduate students with inclusive accommodations to build intellectual communities.  Prominent outside speakers throughout the U.S. and the world are regular attractions. The workshops provide graduate students with opportunities to present their in-progress work, honing their presenting skills and gaining valuable constructive feedback from faculty and other students.  They also help students learn to critique others' work and become an active participant in scholarly discourse.  Workshops are frequently attended and supported by many other departments and programs which maximize interdisciplinary collaboration.  The sociology workshops are key contributors to the rich and challenging academic environment that our department is dedicated to cultivating.

Political Science/Sociology joint Assistant Professor of Instruction Search

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Departments of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016. Further details about the position are available online at 



Our faculty advisers can help you select Sociology courses, even if Sociology isn't your major or minor.

Searle Center for Advancing Learning & Teaching provides a variety of programs and workshops for graduate students and faculty interested in developing their teaching practices. In addition, the Searle Center offers a variety of programs for graduate students seeking to develop their skills as Teaching Assistant (TA) and instructor , such as, a yearly conference for new TA's, a teaching certificate program and fellowship opportunities.


Upcoming Events

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Kelly Moore, Loyola University
October 15, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Sociology Colloquium - Professor Laura Nelson, Northwestern University
October 22, 201512:30 PM - 2:00 PM

July 30, 2013