Eric Boria (Socl MA 2002, Socl PhD 2006) was selected to referee the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this past summer. He was one of only three referees chosen from the United States. Read more about Eric and how he is using his training as a sociologist to understand ways that people from different cultures interpret the rules of soccer.
Welcome to Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Sociology. From our faculty, to our graduate students, to our undergraduate majors, our department is a place for intellectual growth, a commitment to understanding and engaging major societal challenges, and collegial fellowship. Through research and publication, in-class teaching, and out-of-the-classroom experiences, members of the department reach out in the best tradition of both the sociological discipline and the social justice commitment of Jesuit universities.
Many challenges and problems confront our globalizing world, and a perspective that can examine these locally, nationally, or internationally is vital. At Loyola we have people – faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students – studying contemporary immigration, gender representations in the mass media, how cities thrive, racial diversity in American workplaces, religiously motivated environmentalism, and the politics of food and nutrition, to name just a few topics.
Marcel Fredericks Honored
Dr. Marcel Fredericks, Professor Emeritus in the Sociology Department, has been awarded the Hank Center Living Tradition Award. This award is presented annually to an emeritus professor in appreciation of their dedication to Loyola's Catholic Intellectual Heritage. Dr. Fredericks was honored at a luncheon on Friday, April 11th in McCormick Hall.
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