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.
- Bill Martin on Broome County Jail Deaths
- Bill Martin and Andy Pragacz testify at the NYS legislature
- Benita Roth on "The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA"
- Jason W. Moore, interviewed on "A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things"
- Walden Bello, "Duterte’s Revolt against Liberal Democracy"
- Bill Martin, "BU, city, county have same wrong priorities"
- Bill Martin, "When Jail Becomes a Death Sentence"
- Ravi Palat, "Moral bankruptcy of Trump's Muslim ban"
- Walden Bello, "Trump's ban: It's not about national security"
- Walden Bello, "How Obama's Legacy Lost the Elections for Hillary"
Josh Price, “Broome jail needs transparency on deaths,” Press and Sun Bulletin November 11, 2016.
Josh Price op-ed on “Jail needs transparency on deaths” http://www.pressconnects.com/story/opinion/2016/11/10/broome-jail-needs-transparency-deaths/93606264/ November 10, 2016.
Bill Martin Graduating at Sing Sing and Princeton Jacobin, October 28, 2016. At Princeton, college graduates step into six-figure salaries. At Sing Sing, they step back into their cells.
Bill Martin Did SUNY Ban the Box? Or Just Move It? The Nation, October 25, 2016
Bill Martin, "Jail isn't the answer to addiction," Press and Sun-Bulletin, September 30, 2016
- Abe Assefa on the security situation in Ethiopia
- Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A conversation with Walden Bello
- Walden Bello, "Why Wall Street Won Round One and We Might Win the Next"
- William Martin quoted on Cuomo's criminal justice reforms, National Journal (DC), January 12, 2016
- Joshua Price on Reducing the US prison population is but a small step
- James Parisot on The West, ISIS, and the Legacy of Empire
- Walden Bello on No climate Deal is Better Than a Bad One
- Walden Bello on Amid war, seek path to peace - Times Union
- Walden Bello on the Chinese Stock Market Crash
- Jason W. Moore's new book reviewed in Il Manifesto.
- Jason W. Moore on Endless Accumulation, Endless (Unpaid) Work?
- Josh Price on A mysterious death at Broome jail
- William Martin on The "Ferguson Effect"
- Congratulations are in order as two Sociology courses were named among "17 fascinating courses at Binghamton University." The courses are Ravi Palat's "Sociology of Food" and Denis O'Hearn's "Prison Experiences."
- Ravi Palat on Walmart Fordism in the Financial Times
- William Martin, Op-ed: Militarized police escalate conflicts
- Ricardo Laremont on US News & World Report Debate: Should Obama Have Armed Syrian Rebels Sooner?
- Palat on Colonial Genealogies of contemporary citizenship in Europe
- Josh Price, Bill Martin, and Brendan McQuade, "Broome jail expansion is pricey boondoggle, "op-ed, Press and Sun-Bulletin, January 21, 2014