About the Department

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Sociology, established in 1926, has particular strengths in the study of Social Movements and Politics and Culture and shares with the University of Pittsburgh a strong international and comparative orientation.


Nov 10

University-Community Housing Summit

Pittsburgh’s economic re-development has earned it the reputation as a “most livable city.” But growing numbers of residents ask, “livable for whom?” It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the reality of a growing divide between two Pittsburghs—one affluent, professional, and largely white, and the other low-income people with long-term roots in the region, largely people of color. 

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