College of Liberal Arts
Students in the sociology Ph.D. program study the social complexities of the U.S.-Mexico border region and its people, conducting research into the challenges they face and possible solutions. Candidates have the opportunity to do research at the Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis (SEGA) Lab and with faculty who possess distinct research experience in areas such as socio-economic effects of transnational corporations, prison communities and more.
Study in an American Sociological Association-affiliate department
Apply for research funding from the NSF, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the NIH
Access federal data through the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center to advance research
Prospective sociology Ph.D. student Johnathan Cereceres is excited to bring his research skills to the next level. He hopes his research contributions highlight and validate the resilience of the El Paso community and is excited to explore the unique narratives of the Southwest.