Department of Sociology


Guggenheim Fellowship to Kim Lane Scheppele

Seven Princeton faculty members have received 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships, the largest faculty cohort since 2017. This year's recipients are...

A Drop in American Gun Violence

Some progress has been made on firearm violence in recent decades.

In the U.S., geography is fate. A new book on poverty seeks to change that

“Where you live should not decide/ Whether you live or whether you die.”

What the Best Places in America Have in Common

And what they reveal about alleviating poverty across the country

Legacy Admissions Don’t Work the Way You Think They Do

Dr. Khan is a professor of sociology and American studies at Princeton who studies culture, inequality, gender and elites.

In new book, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond urges individuals to commit to abolishing American poverty

In the prologue to his latest book, Matthew Desmond bluntly assesses who we are in the United States, “the richest country on earth, with more poverty than any other advanced democracy.”

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