UBC’s Department of Sociology is internationally renowned as a leading centre for sociological research. Diverse rankings consistently place us among the strongest departments in the world and within the top three in Canada (Times Higher Education World, 2017).

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, we are a department with a global outlook but also strong commitments to Canada and BC.

UBC Sociology’s research and teaching specializations fall in four broad areas, with many faculty members pursuing their work in comparative and international fashion.

The department has also recently hosted and edited key journals for the field, including the Canadian Review of Sociology (flagship journal of the Canadian Sociological Association), Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Sociological Theory, and the Journal of Comparative Family Studies. In addition, we host the Sojourners Undergraduate Journal of Sociology, promoting the work of emerging sociologists.

As active scholars, professors in the department regularly publish their research in leading journals, including: American Sociological Review, Canadian Review of Sociology, Demography, Economy and Society, Gender & Society, Journal of Marriage & Family, Social Forces, Social Problems, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science & Medicine, Sociological Theory, Theory & Society, Theory, Culture & Society and Work & Occupations. Award-winning faculty books are also published by strong university presses like Chicago, Duke, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, Temple, Toronto, and UBC, among others.