The Sociology department at Nebraska was founded in 1889. Faculty and students at the department of sociology are leading social science in exciting new directions.
,br> Small compared to other Big10 sociology programs (16 faculty), students engage with research focused on solving real-world problems. Faculty collaborate with each other and with people across disciplines, including computer science, psychology, anthropology, political science, criminology, biology, neuroscience, medicine, public health, art, marketing, and business. Our faculty also work with community stakeholders and community-based non-profit organizations.

These collaborations lead our faculty and students to ask and answer interesting questions. Check out our recent research, including open-access versions of faculty and student publications, to discover how sociology faculty are tackling issues in drug use; pornography addiction; social networks; homelessness; delinquency; domestic violence; survey questionnaire design and polling; minority health disparities; science identity; sexualities and LGBTQ+ rights; religion and politics; hate crime reporting; and sociology pedagogy among many others.

We are committed to equipping undergraduate students with the critical thinking and analytical skills that put them on the path to meaningful and rewarding careers. Alumni have launched their careers with community organizations such as Voice of Hope, Community Learning Centers, and Teach for America; government agencies like the Department of Agriculture, the state legislature, and law enforcement; and private sector businesses such as HUDL, Talent+, Gallup, NelNet, and insurance companies. Our undergraduate students also go on to law school, medical school and professional programs in the health fields, or to complete an MBA or graduate programs in sociology or related disciplines.

Our MA and PhD students can specialize in the sociology of health, families, social inequalities, or research methodology, benefiting from a small student-to-faculty ratio. We train graduate students for both traditional academic jobs at colleges and universities, as well as work in the public and private sector. We have a long tradition of training students for successful placements at non-academic positions, including think tanks, research organizations, government agencies, non-profit service organizations, and for-profit organizations.

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2002

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Reviews in French from L’année sociologique (1896-1905) of Books, Monographs and Articles Published in English: A Chronological List., Michael R. Hill

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Introduction: Charlotte Perkins Gilman on the Symbolism and Sociology of Clothing, Michael R. Hill and Mary Jo Deegan

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Familial and “On-the-Street” Risk Factors Associated with Alcohol Use among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents, Barbara J. McMorris, Kimberly A. Tyler, Les B. Whitbeck, and Dan R. Hoyt

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Draft of The Integrated Studies of Educational Technology: A Formative Evaluation of the E-Rate Program, Michael J. Puma, Duncan D. Chaplin, Kristen M. Olson, and Amy C. Pandjiris

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Testing the Promise of the Churches: Income Inequality in the Opportunity to Learn Civic Skills in Christian Congregations, Philip Schwadel

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Social and Emotional Outcomes of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Review of Recent Research, Kimberly A. Tyler

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Perpetrators of Early Physical and Sexual Abuse Among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents, Kimberly A. Tyler and Ana Mari Cauce

2001

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Minnie F. Low, Mary Jo Deegan

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History of Affective Disorder and the Temporal Trajectory of Fatigue in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Judith Fifield Ph.D., Julia McQuillan, Howard Tennen, T. Joseph Sheehan, Susan Reisine, Victor Hesselbrock, and Naomi Rothfield

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A Methodological Comparison of Harriet Martineau’s Society in America (1837) and Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America (1835-1840), Michael R. Hill

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Martineauian Sociology and Our Disciplinary Future, Michael R. Hill

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Of Time, Space, and the History of Sociology: Methodological Rules in Archives and Archival Research, Michael R. Hill

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Risk, Trust, and Technology in the Aftermath of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001., Michael R. Hill

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Taking Harriet Martineau Seriously in the Classroom and Beyond, Michael R. Hill and Susan Hoecker-Drysdale

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Book Review: Weaving Work and Motherhood by Anita Ilta Garey, Julia McQuillan

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The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Later Sexual Victimization among Runaway Youth, Kimberly A. Tyler, Dan R. Hoyt, Les B. Whitbeck, and Ana Mari Cauce

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The Effects of a High-Risk Environment on the Sexual Victimization of Homeless and Runaway Youth, Kimberly A. Tyler, Les B. Whitbeck, Dan R. Hoyt, and Ana Mari Cauce

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Family Relationship Histories, Intergenerational Relationship Quality, and Depressive Affect among Rural Elderly People, Les B. Whitbeck, Dan R. Hoyt, and Kimberly A. Tyler

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Deviant Behavior and Victimization Among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents, Les B. Whitbeck, Dan R. Hoyt, Kevin A. Yoder, Ana Mari Cauce, and Matt Paradise

2000

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Collecting Early Nebraska Sociology: Selections from the collections of Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill, Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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A SYMPOSIUM ON LUCILE EAVES: Lucile Eaves and Nebraska Sociology, Michael R. Hill

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Dissertations And Theses Sponsored By The Department Of Sociology In The University Of Nebraska-Lincoln 1905-1999: Alphabetical And Chronological Lists, Michael R. Hill

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Epistemological Realities: Archival Data and Disciplinary Knowledge in the History of Sociology—Or, When Did George Elliott Howard Study in Paris?, Michael R. Hill

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Loren Eiseley and Sociology at the University of Nebraska, 1926-1936: The Sociological Training of a Noted Anthropologist, Michael R. Hill

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Review of Le Play, Engineer and Social Scientist, Michael R. Hill

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The Intellectual Context of Émile Durkheim’s Review of George Elliott Howard’s American Institutional Perspective on Marriage and Divorce, Michael R. Hill

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The University of Nebraska Sociology Centennial: An Archival and Documentary Souvenir, Michael R. Hill

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Putting Standards to the Test: A Design for Evaluating the Systemic Reform of Education, Mike Puma, Jacqueline Raphael, Kristen M. Olson, and Jane Hannaway

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The Effects of an Acute Stressor on Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults: The Moderating Effects of Social Support and Age, Kimberly A. Tyler and Dan R. Hoyt

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The Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Later Sexual Victimization Among Female Homeless and Runaway Adolescents, Kimberly A. Tyler, Dan R. Hoyt, and Les B. Whitbeck

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Predictors of Self-reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Homeless and Runaway Adolescents, Kimberly A. Tyler, Les B. Whitbeck, Dan R. Hoyt, and Kevin A. Yoder

1999

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Love and Terror at the Virginia Beach Hotel, Mary Jo Deegan

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Archival Orientation Interviews as Social Interactions, Michael R. Hill

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Bio-Bibliography: Eva J. Ross – Catholic Sociologist, Michael R. Hill

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Continental Congress, Michael R. Hill

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Edward Alsworth Ross, Michael R. Hill

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Le Play, Warner, and the Sociology of Fieldwork, Michael R. Hill

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Multiple Perspectives on Multimedia in the Large Lecture, Helen A. Moore and Timothy D. Pippert

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Despite Increases, Women and Minorities Still Underrepresented in Undergraduate and Graduate S&E Education, Kristen M. Olson

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Report to Congress on Waivers Granted Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Jacqueline Raphael, Kristen M. Olson, and Luke Miller

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Meaning and Measurement: Reconceptualizing Measures of the Division of Household Labor, Joan E. Twiggs, Julia McQuillan, and Myra Marx Feree

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A Risk-Amplification Model of Victimization and Depressive Symptoms Among Runaway and Homeless Adolescents, Les B. Whitbeck, Dan R. Hoyt, and Kevin Yoder

1998

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Depression and the Long-Term Risk of Pain, Fatigue, and Disability in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Judith Fifield, Howard Tennen, Susan Reisine, and Julia McQuillan

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Edward Alsworth Ross in Chicago, Michael R. Hill

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Martineau in Current Introductory Textbooks: An Empirical Survey, Michael R. Hill

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Campus Racial Climate Policies: The View from the Bottom Up, Michelle Hughes, Rick Anderson, Julie Harms Cannon, Eduardo Perez, and Helen A. Moore

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Gender-Based Pay Gaps: Methodological and Policy Issues in University Salary Studies, Myra Marx Ferree and Julia McQuillan

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Coercive Sexual Strategies, Kimberly A. Tyler, Dan R. Hoyt, and Les B. Whitbeck

1997

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Cheyenne Autumn, by Mari Sandoz, Michael R. Hill

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Psychological Distress and Help Seeking in Rural America, Dan R. Hoyt, Rand D. Conger, Jill Gaffney Valde, and Karen Weihs

1996

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Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Michael R. Hill

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Joan Huber, Irving Louis Horowitz, and the Ideological Future of Objectivity in American Sociology, Michael R. Hill

1995

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American Terrorism and the Sociological Imagination in 1995: A Sociologist’s Commentary, Michael R. Hill

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Review of Auguste Comte: An Intellectual Biography, Volume I, by Mary Pickering, Michael R. Hill

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Training Sociologists: Professional Socialization and the Emergence of Career Aspirations, Bruce Keith and Helen A. Moore

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Training Sociologists: Professional Socialization and the Emergence of Career Aspirations, Bruce Keith and Helen A. Moore

1993

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In Whose Backyard?: Concern About Sitting a Nuclear Waste Facility, Robert D. Benford, Helen A. Moore, and J. Allen Williams Jr.

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Woman as Cat Monster: Sax Rohmer and the Green Eyes of Bast, Mary Jo Deegan

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The Contexts of Housework and the Paid Labor Force: Women’s Perceptions of the Demand Levels of Their Work, Sheryl J. Grana, Helen A. Moore, Janet K. Wilson, and Michelle Miller

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Mentoring, Paradigmatic Change, and Institutional Structure: Charles E. Bessey and the Origins of the Seminarium Botanicum at the University of Nebraska, Michael R. Hill

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Review of Harriet Martineau: First Woman Sociologist, by Susan Hoecker-Drysdale, Michael R. Hill

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Sex, Lies, And Goffman: Embodiment And Fabrication In The Age Of Aids, Michael R. Hill

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Review of Never Too Thin, by Eva Szekely, and Anorexia and Bulimia: Anatomy of a Social Epidemic, by Richard Gordon, Julia McQuillan

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A Comparison of Adaptive Strategies and Patterns of Victimization among Homeless Adolescents and Adults, Les B. Whitbeck and Ronald L. Simons

1992

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The Americanization of Ritual Culture: The ‘Core Codes’ in American Culture and the Seductive Character of American ‘Fun.’, Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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Review of Aspen, a documentary film by Frederick Wiseman, Michael R. Hill

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The Gunman Downstairs, Michael R. Hill

1991

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Alice S. Rossi (1922 – )., Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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Doctoral Dissertations as Liminal Journeys of the Self: Betwixt and Between in Graduate Sociology Programs, Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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Edith Abbott (1876-1957), Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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Lucile Eaves (1869-1953), Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), Michael R. Hill

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Review of Becoming Mature: Childhood Ghosts and Spirits in Adult Life, by Valerie Malhotra Bentz., Michael R. Hill

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Review of David and Judith Willer, Systematic Empiricism: Critique of a Pseudoscience (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1973), Michael R. Hill

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Review of The Gypsy Scholar: A Writer’s Comic Search for a Publisher, by S.S. Hanna., Michael R. Hill

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Review of The Role and Nature of the Doctoral Dissertation, by The Council of Graduate Schools, Michael R. Hill

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Roscoe Pound and Academic Community on the Great Plains: The Interactional Origins of American Sociological Jurisprudence at the University of Nebraska, 1900-1907, Michael R. Hill

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Selected quotations from Harriet Martineau, Michael R. Hill

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Teaching Sociology: An Approach to Pedagogy, Michael R. Hill

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The Centennial Ethic and the Spirit of Archivalism, Michael R. Hill

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The Pre-Paradigmatic Ideology of Explained Variance in Sociology, Michael R. Hill

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Toward Rigor in the Undergraduate Sociology Curriculum: Some Thoughts on Change and Innovation, Michael R. Hill

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Hattie Plum Williams (1878-1963), Michael R. Hill and Mary Jo Deegan

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Parenting Factors, Social Skills, and Value Commitments as Precursors to School Failure, Involvement with Deviant Peers, and Delinquent Behavior, Ronald L. Simons, Les B. Whitbeck, Rand D. Conger, and Katherine J. Conger

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The Rural-Urban Continuum and Environmental Concerns, J. Allen Williams Jr. and Helen A. Moore

1990

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Bureaucracy, Institutional Change, and Deegan’s Theory of Core Codes and Liberating Rituals, Michael R. Hill

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Excavating Underappreciated Sociologists: A Survey of Assumptions and Strategies in Archival Research, Michael R. Hill

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Media Stereotyping: A Comparison of the Way Elderly Women and Men Are Portrayed on Prime-Time Television, JoEtta A. Vernon, J. Allen Williams Jr., Terri Phillips, and Janet Wilson

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Dimensions of Ethnic Assimilation: An Empirical Appraisal of Gordon's Typology, J. Allen Williams Jr. and Suzanne T. Ortega

1989

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AMERICAN CHARITIES AS THE HERALD TO A NEW AGE, Mary Jo Deegan

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The Presentation of the City on ‘Fat-Letter’ Postcards, Mary Jo Deegan and Michael R. Hill

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Dramaturgy in Archival Research: A Frame Analysis of Disciplinary Reconstruction in Sociology, Michael R. Hill

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Empiricism and Reason in Harriet Martineau’s Sociology, Michael R. Hill

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Mari Sandoz’ Sociological Imagination: Capital City as an Ideal Type, Michael R. Hill

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Roscoe Pound’s Sociological Library: The Foundations of American Sociological Jurisprudence, Michael R. Hill

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What It Means To Be a Humanist Sociologist: A Socioautobiographical Perspective, Michael R. Hill

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A Theory of the Sociology of Women, Helen A. Moore and Jane C. Ollenburger

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Labor Force Participation of Rural Farm, Rural Nonfarm, and Urban Women: A Panel Update, Jane C. Ollenburger, Sheryl J. Grana, and Helen A. Moore

1988

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EARLY WOMEN SOCIOLOGISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA: A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, Mary Jo Deegan

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PREFACE TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE, Mary Jo Deegan