Community and Urban Sociology

Community and urban sociology are foundational topics in sociology. The shift from rural to urban society is one of the largest and most profound shifts in the history of society. This area of concentration focuses on understanding the nature of this shift, as well as the consequences of living in the types of communities that result from it (especially in urban areas). Students learn classic urban ethnographic techniques as well as modern approaches to understanding the nature of life in contemporary urban societies (e.g., analysis of nationally representative survey data).

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Kendra Bischoff

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Eli Friedman

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Matt Hall

Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Director of the Cornell Population Center

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Peter Rich

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Sociology

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Laura Tach

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Erin York Cornwell

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Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness