For over 30 years, we have been distinguished by our emphasis on world-historical studies that cut across disciplinary boundaries.

This has made us one of the most distinctive sociology departments in the world, with faculty expertise on every world region—indeed we have the largest such concentration of any department of our size. We seek to make sense of the astonishingly diverse and deep-seated global processes and movements that transform our lives. Faculty and students alike are engaged worldwide in academic research, publications, and public sociology work, as can be seen if you explore our website.

We have special research strengths in critical study of political economy: hierarchies of class, race and gender; social movements; world-systems analysis; and culture, power and knowledge. We offer our students, drawn from all over the globe, a friendly, supportive and vibrant teaching and research environment.

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The Sociology Department is sponsoring a conference to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Giovanni Arrighi's The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power, and the Origins of Our Times.

October 11-12, 2014

Preliminary Program


Kelvin Santiago-Valles Awarded Faculty Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring
Join us in congratulating Kelvin Santiago-Valles on being awarded SUNY Binghamton's 2013-2014 Award for Faculty Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring. The award, the result of student nominations and letters, is richly deserved: Kelvin has long been dedicated to closely supporting both graduate and undergraduate students. Congratulations Kelvin!

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