Theses/Dissertations from 2015
Biagas, David Edward Jr (2015), Status, racial hegemony, and phenotypical inequality: exploring the racial invariance hypothesis
Oehmen, Nicole Marie (2015), A woman's place: negative binomial analysis of sex-based discrimination complaints by gender composition of state workforce
Verploegh, Miriam Elana (2015), Not thinking straight: how sexual orientation and gender display shape inequality in task groups
Walker, Mark Henry (2015), The self, social networks, and psychological well-being
Theses/Dissertations from 2014
Andersson, Matthew A. (2014), Expecting good things and feeling good : a sociological approach to health inequalities
Kelley, Christopher Patrick (2014), The power of identity in important leadership decisions
Lancianese, Donna A. (2014), "Baby, you're a rich man" (the Beatles 1967): at the intersection of social class and gender
Rojas, Jorge Alberto Chavez (2014), The impact of capitalism and materialism on generosity : a cross-national examination
Ruppert, Michaela Siobhan (2014), Self-efficacy, conventional cognitive coping, and the strain-delinquency relationship: A test of general strain theory
Sanchagrin, Kenneth Jan-Michael (2014), Career trajectories among lawyers : the evolving role of social capital
Theses/Dissertations from 2013
Boswell, Matthew James (2013), Economic change and violence in cross-national, regional, and local perspectives
Firat, Rengin Bahar (2013), Apathetic Racism Theory: a Neurosociological Study of How Moral Emotions Perpetuate Inequality
Levchak, Charisse Camilla (2013), An examination of racist and sexist microaggressions on college campuses
Levchak, Philip John (2013), Variations in homicide: assessing the effects of inward foreign direct investment and international non-governmental organizations on cross-national homicide rates
Messamer, Gina Marie (2013), The connection between female business-owners and female lawyers and its impact on making partner
Pinkston, Kevin Damone (2013), The role of social capital in racial differences in lawyer success
Wang, Yan (2013), Sibling structure and gender inequality: assessing gender variation in the effects of sibling structure on housework performance, education, and occupation
Theses/Dissertations from 2012
Boxer, Christie Marie Fitzgerald (2012), Predicting Spouse Preferences
Campos-Castillo, Celeste (2012), Trustworthiness and influence in task groups focused on a single group member
Campos-Holland, Ana Lilia (2012), "Doing" parenthood : fragile families in the fast life and under mass correctional supervision
Cumley, Samantha Renee (2012), The political economy of imprisonment : an analysis of local areas in the United States
Soboroff, Shane Drew (2012), Group size and the trust, cohesion, and commitment of group members
Woodley, Vernon Anthony (2012), Gender and networks in project teams: the case of a troubled insurance and asset management company
Sociology dissertation topics: 10 great ideas you have never thought of
Sociology studies societies and practitioners in the field look closely at phenomena that outsiders bypass without a second thought. Because societies are made up of people, systems, cultures and other elements, Sociology can at times seem to straddle the fields of Economics, Psychology, Criminology and even a few others. This can be a blessing in disguise when it comes to picking dissertation topics. Here are a few unconventional ones:
Has the institution of marriage been affected by greater gender equality?
Historically women have had little say in their choice of husbands. This paper can look at the changes in that system.
Does the increased use of smart devices fuel a sense of anomie in young people?
With face-to-face interactions becoming less important this paper can explore if anomie should be expected to increase proportionally.
How does gender based discrimination affect intersex and transgender individuals?
The types of discrimination suffered specifically by non binary individuals can be explored in this dissertation.
Have modern Societies developed beyond old definitions of Capitalist and Communist?
This dissertation can look into the ways that countries that appeared at one point to be clearly capitalist have adopted more communist policies and vice versa.
Would Karl Marx have labeled the internet as the new opiate of the masses?
A dissertation on this topic would parallel the importance of the internet in the lives of modern people with religion to previous generations.
Is the difference between crime and perception of crime one driven by classism?
This dissertation would look into how crime is labeled and reported to favor the rich.
Does religious participation significantly impact academic performance?
This controversial dissertation would look into how religion can motivate or demotivate students academically.
In the modern era, how hidden is the hidden curriculum?
This dissertation would look into how access to huge amounts of information can make it more difficult for children to be unwittingly indoctrinated into their society’s norms.
Has the Protestant Ethic fully left American Consciousness?
The doctrine that lead to American success seems to be less successful in modern times and reasons for this can be unearthed in this dissertation.
How is the assimilation of group norms weakened by the accessibility of several alternative norms via the web?
This topic is self explanatory.
By attempting short mock-ups for several of the topics you can get a feel for which direction you would prefer to take in your actual dissertation.