Welcome

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers innovative MA and PhD programs that integrate both disciplines while accommodating a diversity of theoretical perspectives. Our combination of Sociology and Social Anthropology leads to insightful and groundbreaking research, presenting multi-scalar and critical perspectives on current social issues. We are committed to both academic excellence and socially conscious scholarship. Our areas of research and teaching include migration studies, postcolonialism, studies of globalization, political and economic sociology, urban studies and sociologies of culture.

If you have questions contact the Department Coordinator, Annamaria Preisz (preisza@ceu.edu) or Ildiko Chikan (chikani@ceu.edu) in room 402. For academic issues concerning the MA Programs, the MA director is Alexandra Kowalski (kowalskia@ceu.edu).

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers an integrated program aiming to go beyond the disciplinary boundaries between sociology and anthropology, asking new questions about social analysis, regionalizations, and of sociology and anthropology as disciplines.

The department is committed to a non-Eurocentric perspective. By analyzing the complex process of globalization at both the macro- and micro-level, students learn to recognize the global and the local as mutually constitutive processes.

They are further equipped with a critical and comparative perspective on our contemporary world through a broad range of courses: social theory; place making; post-colonialism; research methods; urban processes; meanings and practices of gender; social inequalities; dynamics of power and resistance; and the cross-border flow of people, ideas and commodities within the structures of the globalizing world.

In addition to CEU’s resources, the department draws upon an international network of scholars, providing students with the opportunity to broaden their intellectual horizons.

The student/faculty ratio for the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is 6:1.The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers an integrated program  aiming to go beyond the disciplinary boundaries between sociology and anthropology, asking new questions about social analysis, regionalizations, and of sociology and anthropology as disciplines.The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers an integrated program  aiming to go beyond the disciplinary boundaries between sociology and anthropology, asking new questions about social analysis, regionalizations, and of sociology and anthropology as disciplines.The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology offers an integrated program aiming to go beyond the disciplinary boundaries between sociology and anthropology, asking new questions about social analysis, regionalizations, and of sociology and anthropology as disciplines.The department is committed to a non-Eurocentric perspective. By analyzing the complex process of globalization at both the macro- and micro-level, students learn to recognize the global and the local as mutually constitutive processes.

They are further equipped with a critical and comparative perspective on our contemporary world through a broad range of courses: social theory; place making; post-colonialism; research methods; urban processes; meanings and practices of gender; social inequalities; dynamics of power and resistance; and the cross-border flow of people, ideas and commodities within the structures of the globalizing world.

In addition to CEU’s resources, the department draws upon an international network of scholars, providing students with the opportunity to broaden their intellectual horizons.

The student/faculty ratio for the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is 8:1.