Sociology at CUA
Social Justice | Social World
The Department of Sociology at The Catholic Univerity of America is dedicated to the study of human social activity – thinking systematically and critically about society. Our faculty publish in fields ranging from family and immigration to criminology, gender, and ethnicity. While our critical approaches vary widely, we share a love of sociology research and a dual commitment to scholarship and teaching.
The curriculum provides CUA sociology students with a strong grounding in three principal fields: crime and justice, global and comparative processes, and public policy analysis. Students not interested in any of these fields can major in general sociology.
Mary Sykes, class of 2014, graduated from her M.A. in Sociology and found a job in The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) where she is using her skills in research to focus on the analysis of public policy through a gendered lens.
Enrique S. Pumar, Chair Department of Sociology
106 Marist Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: (202) 319-5941/5445
Fax: (202) 319-4980
We would be happy to respond to your questions about the program via e-mail.
- Leigh Cordeiro, A.J. Academia, and Daniel Heesemann presented their research at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.
- Leigh Cordeiro is the recipient the 2016 William Joseph Kerby Award for Outstanding Achievement by a graduating senior.
- Professor Jesus Valero, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain, is a Visiting Scholar in the Department during 2015-2016.
- Daniel Toulson received the 2016 Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award from the DC Sociological Society.
- Dr. Sandra Hanson just published The American Dream among Latinos/as. Texas A&M University Press.