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The Department of Sociology at Harvard has a rich and varied history. Its faculty are deeply committed to the development of sociological theory in the service of addressing fundamental sociological questions about the empirical world. The Harvard department of the 21st century is characterized by unsurpassed methodological breadth and depth, with faculty and students engaged in a variety of approaches to research including surveys, ethnography, in-depth interviews, big data, social demography, causal inference, and historical archival work. Deep engagement with central social issues in the American landscape such as racial inequality, gender discrimination, violence, and mass incarceration is coupled with expertise in political, economic, and social and cultural issues in other parts of the world such as Latin America, Asia, and Europe. We invite you to explore sociology at Harvard.

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