The faculty includes 13 active full-time sociologists. Current research project topics include: racial, ethnic and economic diversity in urban communities; flexible employment for professionals; the non-profit sector; violent crime; population changes in non-metropolitan regions; the changing commitment of women to work and family roles; the role of experts in advanced industrial societies; religion and social change; community-centered models of public policy development; women and family violence; the geographical development of evangelicalism; and women and unemployment. In the last five years the department has received over $3 million in external research funding.
It is indicative of the esteem in which the faculty members of the department are held by their peers outside Loyola that a large proportion have held or are holding office in professional associations. The department counts among its numbers past presidents of the Society for Study of Social Problems, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Illinois sociological Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, and the Religious Research Association. The combined faculty have published more than twenty-five books. They have published articles in The American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Social Forces, Contemporary Sociology, Human Organization, Qualitative Sociology, and Sociological Quarterly, and in many specialized journals such as Criminology, American Demographics, Rural Sociology, The Journal of Marriage and the Family, Politics and Society, Theory and Society, and Science, Technology & Human Values.
Michael Agliardo, SJ
Sociology of Religion, Environmental Sociology, Civil Society, Cultural Sociology and Qualitative Methods, Classical Social Theory, area focus on China
Coffey Hall 430
Director of Center for Urban Research and Learning
Urban Sociology, Applied Sociology, Qualitative Methods
Cuneo Hall 413
J. Talmadge Wright
Graduate Program Director
Homelessness, Social Inequality, Critical Social, Cultural Theory, Social-Physical Space, Gender, Mass Media and Popular Culture
Coffey Hall 433
AFFILIATED, PART-TIME, EMERITUS FACULTY
Associate Research Professor
Affiliate Research Professor
Demography, urban sociology, statistics.
Associate Professor Affiliated
(Ph.D. Union 1981)
Race/Performance/Ethnicity and Public Representation.
Kathleen R. Maas Weigert
Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership, Asst.to Provost for Social Justice Initiatives
Social justice, sociology of peace and war, Catholic social tradition
(Ph.D. Chicago 1975)
Urban Sociology, Race/Class/Gender, Policy Analysis/Public Policy
(Ph.D. Northwestern 1984)
Applied Sociology, Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Sex and Gender