Sociology faculty: David Cunningham, Adia Harvey Wingfield, Jake Rosenfeld

Rallying point

In 2015, Washington University re-established the Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences. Concentrating on the origins and impacts of inequality, faculty and students are investigating some of the nation’s most critical and urgent social challenges.
Alumni in "An Ordinary Muslim"

Out of the ordinary

Two WashU alumni starred in a new off-Broadway production examining the dynamics of a Muslim immigrant family in contemporary England.

An appreciation of the rule of law

When she was 10, Shirley Padmore Mensah survived a coup in her native Liberia. Due to that and encouragement from her father, Mensah studied at Washington University’s School of Law eventually becoming a judge in Missouri with a deep appreciation of the rule of law.
Kurt Summers in Chicago

The business of politics

As a student, Kurt Summers, BSBA ’00, was interested in business and public service. Throughout his career he has married those two interests. He did so most recently in 2014, when he became the treasurer for the City of Chicago.
Different empty comic-book-style talk bubbles

Quoted: Faculty experts

Quotes faculty experts provided to various news outlets on a variety of topics including the Zika virus, gay olympians and nepotism in the Trump administration.