Sociology

Faculty-Student Research

Our faculty are actively engaged in scholarship, attending conferences and publishing articles, book chapters and books. Students often have the opportunity to work with faculty on these projects, either for pay or course credit.

Students have worked on projects including, but not limited to, studies of how social bonds influence academic outcomes for students at an alternative school, the ways in which immigrants in the Boston area utilize the Earned Income Tax Credit, small-scale political engagement over the use of public space, and how teachers of migrant school children advocate for their pupils. These collaborative projects have led to students presenting at both regional and national conferences, as well as seeing their work appear as publications.