UCLA Sociology Chairs
UCLA Department of Sociology established joint with Anthropology.
Harry Hoijer, anthropologist and linguist known for his work on Athabaskan languages and culture.
Leonard Broom, sociologist whose early research focused on theinternment of Japanese Americans during WWII and co-authored one of the most successful early sociology textbooks.
Harry Hoijer (see above)
Leonard Broom (see above)
Donald Cressey, sociologist who made innovative contributions to the study of organized crime and criminology more broadly.
Department of Sociology becomes its own department.
Clement Meighan, archaeologist recognized for his work on the prehistory of Southern California and Baja Mexico.
Ralph Turner, social psychologist known for pioneering work on role theory.
Richard T. Morris, sociologist who produced important scholarship on social stratification and urban race relations.
Georges Sabagh, sociologist known for his work on ethnic enclaves and population studies.
Oscar Grusky, sociologist whose work focuses on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Donald Treiman, sociologist whose work focuses on social stratification and social mobility, particularly from a cross-national perspective, and more recently on internal migration in China.
Melvin Seeman, social psychologist who studied alienation and anomie.
Emanuel A. Schegloff, sociologist credited with being one of the co-creators of the field of conversation analysis.
Philip Bonacich, sociologist who specializes in quantitative methods.
Howard Freeman, medical sociologist who was also the founding director of UCLA’s Institute for Social Science Research.
Jeffrey Alexander, cultural sociologist known for his work in the areas of theory and politics.
Ivan Szelenyi, sociologist whose work focuses on inequality in urban communities and the structural problems of capitalistic and socialistic societies.
Robert Emerson, qualitative sociologist known for his work on personal, interactional or social troubles, particularly on how they arise and how people react to them.
Roger Waldinger, sociologist recognized for his work on the political and economic consequences of international migration.
David Lopez, sociologist who specializes in immigration and ethnicity and Latin American Studies.
William Roy, sociologist whose work focuses on the history of commercial popular music in the 20th century, particularly on how musical genres work as social categories.
Stefan Timmermans, sociologist known for his ethnographic studies of the body, death and dying.
Darnell Hunt, sociologist whose work focuses on media, race and popular culture.
Megan Sweeney, sociologist whose research centers on the nature, determinants, and consequences of trends and differentials in family patterns.