Centers and Organizations

  • Applied Population Laboratory (APL)
    APL’s mission is to provide their clients with best demographic and economic data available.
  • Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE)
    A multi-disciplinary faculty research cooperative for social scientific demographic research.
  • Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA)
    CDHA’s mission is to create new links between social demography and biomedical and epidemiological research on aging by building a major research and training program in the demography of health and aging.
  • Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS)
    A research and policy center dedicated to improving economic performance and living standards in the state of Wisconsin and nationally.
  • Center for European Studies
    Seeks to improve understanding of the EU as a complex, evolving governance system and international actor; enhance awareness of the growing importance and widening scope of EU-US relations, and promote intensified “people-to-people” links among EU and US citizens.
  • FEMSEM: Gender Sociology at Madison
    Faculty and graduate students who make the sociology of gender their central focus and those who combine analysis of gender with other main concerns.
  • The Havens Center
    Dedicated to promoting critical social thought throughout the social sciences and humanities.
  • Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
    A center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.
  • Politics, Culture and Society (PCS)
    A weekly training seminar of graduate students and faculty who are interested in researching a broad range of sociological including but not limited to political sociology and cultural sociology and using a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and both quantitative and qualitative methods. Most sessions are devoted to relatively informal faculty or student presentations of work in progress followed by lively discussion. Visitors and newcomers are welcome. PCS also sponsors a working paper series.
  • Community and Environmental Sociology
    Community and Environmental Sociology is the subset of sociological studies which is particularly concerned with rural people and the conditions under which they live and work, and with the natural resource and development issues that are typical of non- metropolitan regions.
  • Social Science Computing Cooperative (SSCC)
    Providing computer services for social science research at UW-Madison.
  • Science and Technology Studies
    A unique collaboration across the boundaries of the modern research university to promote the understanding of science, technology and medicine as human enterprises.
  • Theory@Madison
    A forum that aims to bring sociologists together from all across the department and discipline.
  • University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC)
    The mission of the Survey Center is to assist researchers by providing the highest quality survey research services.
  • Wisconsin Collective for Ethnographic Research (WISCER)
    WISCER is a community for students and faculty, devoted to investigating the social world through firsthand observation and interviews.
  • Wisconsin Migration Research Group
    The Wisconsin Migration Research Group is a Midwestern forum for individuals interested in the cross-disciplinary study of processes related to migration and transnationalism.