Department Chair

Sociology Department


Sociology Department

Emile DurkheimActivist speaks to Siena sociology studentsSudhir Ventakesh: EthnographerCivil Rights Movement students listen to freedom songsSiena Students Lobby in Dc

Karl Marx Graffiti in South AfricaKarl Marx

Academic Poster Session W.E.B. DuBois


“The fascination of sociology lies in the fact that its perspective makes us see in a

new light the very world in which we have lived all our lives”

--Peter Berger


"The sociological imagination is a quality of mind that seems most dramatically to

 promise an understanding of the intimate realities of ourselves

in connection with larger social realities"

--C. Wright Mills


"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in

various ways; the point is to change it"
--Karl Marx


“Sociology is a science which attempts the interpretive understanding of social action

 in orderthereby to arrive at a causal explanation of its course and effects"

--Max Weber




Professor Sudhir Venkatesh, Author of Gang Leader for a Day meet with sociology seminar students  on November 12, 2008.

View highlights of the seminar.