2013-14 General Catalog

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Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


Dane Archer, Emeritus

John Brown Childs, Emeritus

Ben Crow
International development, sociology of water and markets, global inequality, South Asia and East Africa, political economy, sustainable development

E. Melanie DuPuis
Economic sociology, sociology of consumption, sociology of development, political sociology, sociology of the environment, technological change, historical sociology, social theory, food and social change, agriculture, sustainability

William H. Friedland, Emeritus

Hiroshi Fukurai
Citizen participation in law, race and the law, indigenous approach to international law, decolonialism, Japan and East Asia, advanced quantitative methods, survey research

Walter L. Goldfrank, Emeritus  

Herman S. Gray
Cultural studies, media and television studies, black cultural politics, social theory

Paul M. Lubeck, Emeritus

Dennis C. McElrath , Emeritus

Marcia Millman
Social psychology, the family, sociology of emotions, field research methods, sociology of medicine

James R. O’Connor , Emeritus

Craig Reinarman
Political sociology; law, crime, and social justice; drugs and society

Pamela Ann Roby, Emerita

Dana Y. Takagi
Social inequality, affect, religion, race, quantitative analysis

Candace West
Language and social interaction, sex and gender, conversation analysis

Associate Professor

Julie Bettie
Cultural theory and popular culture; race, gender, class, and cultural politics; sexuality and sex work; critical qualitative methodologies

Deborah Gould
Political emotion; social movements and contentious politics; classic and contemporary social theory; sexualities; lesbian/gay/queer studies; feminist and queer theory

Miriam Greenberg
Urban sociology, media studies, cultural studies, political economy, globalization, and urban political ecology

Steven McKay
Work and labor markets; globalization and social change; political sociology; race; masculinity; migration; ethnography/qualitative methods

Jennifer E. Reardon
Science studies; sociology of science, technology, and medicine; feminist theory; race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality/class; biology and society

Helen Shapiro
Political economy, Latin American economic history and development (with an emphasis on Brazil), industrial policy, the auto industry, the state and transnational corporations


Francesca Guerra
Social justice, race and ethnicity, poverty, deviance, history of eugenics, disability rights, media, statistics and research methods

Wendy Martyna
Social psychology, death and dying, gender, social change, family and youth, language and society

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Barbara L. Epstein, Emerita (History of Consciousness)

Julie Guthman (Social Sciences)
Sustainable agriculture and alternative food movements, international political economy of food and agriculture, politics of obesity, political ecology, race and food, epigenetics and environmental health, critical human geography

Nancy Stoller, Emerita (Community Studies)

Andrew Szasz (Environmental Studies)
Environmental sociology (environmental movements, policy, environmental justice); theory

Mark Traugott (History)
Social and economic history, 19th-century France, French revolutions, European working class, historical methods, workers’ autobiographies

David Wellman, Emeritus (Community Studies)
Working-class culture, American ethnic and racial diversity, social documentary studies, critical race theory, interrogations of whiteness, and qualitative research methods

Assistant Professor

Sylvanna Falcón (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Human rights, racism/antiracism, globalization, gender, transnational feminism, Latin America (Mexico, Peru), United States

Shannon Gleeson (Latin American and Latino Studies)
Migrant populations, the effects of documentation status, labor rights, civic engagement, inequality & stratification, political sociology, law & society, mixed methods & comparative approaches

Revised: 09/01/13