Diversity

Sociology is a discipline known for its critical engagement with problems of inequality and exclusion based on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual preference, and religion. The Princeton Department of Sociology aims to facilitate research and teaching about these important issues. Recent and current studies by the department’s faculty and graduate students include such topics as the effects of immigration on residential segregation, how race matters in the marketplace, the segmented assimilation of ethnic groups, racial variation in healthcare and academic performance, the comparative study of ‘colorism,’ intersections of race and gender with poverty, the changing significance of ‘the ghetto,’ how urban communities adapt to shifting ethnic and religious populations, and the cultural construction of ‘othering,’ among others. The department seeks to provide an inclusive day-to-day working environment through its seminars and mentoring. It especially encourages applications from under-represented minority and first-generation-college backgrounds.