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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        Admissions Liaison
        Aura Angelica Hernandez Cardenas

        Department of Sociology
        6 East 16th Street, 9th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        Tel: 212.229.5737 x3125
        Fax: 212.229.5595

        Mailing Address
        79 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor
        New York, NY 10003

        Senior Secretary
        Dara Levendosky

        Student Advisor
        Kirti Varma

        Sociology Student Handbook (PDF)

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    • Students from the Sociology department apply an advanced and insightful approach to the investigation of social life. Their understanding of the major transformations in modern and postmodern societies positions them for further academic study or leadership at some of the world’s most respected institutions.

      Master’s Alumni

      Our MA alumni have continued to doctoral programs at The New School for Social Research and other top universities, including:

      • Princeton University
      • Stanford University
      • New York University
      • University of California, Los Angeles
      • University of Chicago
      • Columbia University
      • The Ohio State University
      • London School of Economics
      • University of Illinois at Chicago

      They also work in a variety of industries:

      Tech and Business

      • Director of operations data and special programs, New York City Department of Education
      • Software engineer, D3 Banking Technology
      • Product operations manager, True Link Financial
      • Co-owner, Align Brooklyn

      Media and Events

      • Associate director of social media and marketing content, Uncommon Schools
      • Editor in chief, LARMAGAZINE
      • Media director, The Clinic CA
      • Communications manager and event planner, General Catalyst Partners

      Nonprofits and NGOs

      • Political director, Riders Alliance
      • Senior program director, YMCA Buffalo Niagara
      • Operations associate, New Leaders Org
      • Project manager, Citizens Union
      • Project manager, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

      Public Health

      • Director of research, Rutgers School of Public Health
      • Coordinator of health education and promotion, Pratt Institute

      PhD Alumni

      Our doctoral alumni are working in positions throughout the academic world.

      • Mario Hernandez (2019), assistant professor, Mills College
      • Alissa Boguslaw (2019), postdoctoral teaching fellow and visiting assistant professor, Coe College
      • Bahar Tabakoglu (2019), visiting scholar, Middle East Institute at Columbia University
      • Zeyno Ustun (2019), postdoctoral fellow, Center for Media at Risk at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
      • Elizabeth Ziff (2019), assistant professor, University of Indianapolis
      • Barbara Adams (2018), instructor and associate director of research and academic initiatives, Parsons DESIS Lab
      • Frederico Oliveira (2018), outreach and selection officer, Schwartzman Scholars
      • Malgorzata Bakalarz-Duverger (2017), director of academic programs, Center for Jewish History
      • Gema Santamaria Balmaceda (2015), assistant professor, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
      • Vincent Carducci (2015), dean of undergraduate studies, College for Creative Studies
      • Sebastian Gabriel Guzman Rivera (2015), visiting assistant professor, Purchase College
      • Amen Jaffer (2015), assistant professor, Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan)
      • Esther Marielle Kreider-Verhalle (2015), adjunct professor, York College and John Jay College, CUNY
      • Despina Lalaki (2015), adjunct assistant professor, Baruch College and New York City College of Technology
      • Daniel Sherwood (2015), adjunct professor, Baruch College
      • Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer (2014) is an assistant professor at Kozminski University in Poland
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