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Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Sociology at Kansas State University

The Sociology Program at Kansas State University has seventeen faculty members whose research spans the globe.  Our work reflects methodological, theoretical, and substantive breadth. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels choose from a wide range of courses within the faculty’s areas of expertise.  These include, but are not limited to, criminology, culture, demography, development, emotions, environment, gender, global food systems, intersectionality, migration, race, rural development, work and labor. We have a dynamic program located within a rapidly growing community in Manhattan.

Sociology students enjoy high-quality program and campus life: The results of student surveys published in the past year’s Princeton Review earn Kansas State University the rank of Number 3 (among 379 schools) for best quality of life; Number 5 for great campus and community relations; and Number 7 for happiest students. Manhattan, known colloquially as “The Little Apple,” regularly ranks highly in Forbes and other, similar surveys on community vitality.

Welcome to Dr. Nicolette Manglos-Weber


The Sociology faculty would like to welcome their newest faculty member, Dr. Nicolette Manglos-Weber. Dr. Weber earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She studies the connections between religion, politics, and globalization in the African experience with a focus on how religious memberships shape patterns of social trust and political engagement. She is a strong, active scholar and is a valuable addition to the sociology program!






Kudos to our Sociology Faculty!  In the Graduate Program rankings(see below), KSU Sociology has moved up to #7 in the country. You can find the rankings at the Graduate Programs website. <http://www.graduateprograms.com/top-sociology-programs/>.