The graduate program in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University offers a specialization in social inequalities with emphasis on the three broad areas of race/ethnicity, class, and gender. Within those broad areas, students and faculty study a range of topics including:

  • Inequality in various life domains (e.g. work, education, family, and health)
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Race/class/gender intersectionality
  • Economic inequality
  • Political sociology
  • Science and religion
  • Neuroscientific foundations of inequality
  • LGBTQ+ discrimination, life experiences, identity, social activism, and well-being
  • Welfare service delivery and poverty

Faculty who teach in the graduate program and conduct research in the study of equality include: