Important Update

As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff and ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned.

As of 3/18/20, The Sociology Department office is closed. All staff and faculty are teleworking.


Rachel Austin featured in Charlotte Observer's Article Focusing on the Effects of COVID-19 on Communication

   July 6, 2020

Read the article in its entirety here: "Even after the pandemic is over, will handshakes and hugs remain a thing of the past?"



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Novel Coronavirus

   March 17, 2020

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

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Dr. Kendra Jason's research on health and work is featured in Forbes

   January 27, 2020

Read more about "The Double Whammy For Older, Low-Wage Workers With Chronic Conditions."

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Dr. Jill Yavorsky's research on gender and work is featured in the Washington Post

   January 27, 2020

Read more about how unemployment alters men's job choices.



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Welcome Dr. Stephanie Potochnick

   August 9, 2019

A warm welcome to our new faculty member in the sociology department, Dr. Stephanie Potochnick! Stephanie graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2007 with an M.A. in Sociology. After continuing her education, Dr. Potochnick joined the faculty at the University of Missouri, but has decided to make the move back to Charlotte! Dr. Potochnick’s research examines the social demography...

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