Vijai P Singh, PhD


2607 Wesley W. Posvar Hall


Affiliated with University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center and University Center for Social and Urban Research.

In addition to Social Stratification and Mobility, my research interests include the study of Sociology of Science.  I am engaged in a comparative study of the processes of production of scientific knowledge in the U.S. and Western Europe.  The role of political, economic, and social institutions is being analyzed in this context.  In addition, I am also collaborating with academics in India on three different research and publication projects that deal with sustainable development, poverty, and economic policies at federal and local levels. 

Undergraduate courses taught:  Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Marriage, and Family, Social Stratification, Planning and Policy, and Population. 

Graduate courses taught:  Statistics, Demography, Comparative Sociology, Comparative Sociological Methodology, Modernization, Social Stratification, and Survey Research.

Fields of Interest

  • Inequality
  • Scientific innovations and economic transformation
  • Urban policy


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1970