Dr. Bartley joins Washington University from The Ohio State University Department of Sociology.  He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Lee joins Washington University from University of Washington Department of Sociology. She will join the faculty fall 2017. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our Mission

The Washington University Department of Sociology strives to understand the origins and reproduction of social inequality, especially as it relates to issues of pressing public concern.  Our particular areas of focus include race/ethnicity, gender, the sociology of work and the workplace, immigration, social movements, and economic inequality.

The Department was re-established in 2015. In the 2016-17 academic year, our faculty grew to include 8 tenured and tenure-track sociologists, 3 postdoctoral fellows, and the support of a number of other faculty members with sociological interests from across the university. We look forward to the initiation of a Ph.D. program in the next few years.