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Craig J Calhoun

Global Distinguished Professor of Sociology

D.Phil. 1980 (Sociology and History), Oxford University; M.A. 1975 (Social Anthropology), Manchester University; M.A. 1974 (Anthropology), Columbia University; B.A. 1972 (Anthropology), University of Southern California.

Office Address: 

295 Lafayette St.

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Social, political, and cultural theory; comparative historical sociology; public communication; social solidarity; collective action and social movements; social change.

External Affiliations:

President of the Social Science Research Council

Fellowships/Honors:

W.K. Kellogg National Fellowship; Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, ASA Section on Political Sociology; Harry Bridges Lecturer, University of Washington and International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Seattle; Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles; Sociological Research Association; P&R Hettleman Faculty Fellowship, University of North Carolina.

Calhoun, Craig. (2007) Nations Matter: Culture, History, and the Cosmopolitan Dream. Routledge.

Calhoun, Craig. (2001) Nationalism. Open University Press and University of Minnesota Press.

Calhoun, Craig. (1995) Critical Social Theory. Basil Blackwell.

Calhoun, Craig. (1994) Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China. University of California Press.

Calhoun, Craig. (1989; 7th ed., 1996) Sociology. McGraw-Hill Companies.

Calhoun, Craig. (1982) The Question of Class Struggle: Social Foundations of Popular Radicalism During the Industrial Revolution. University of Chicago Press and Basil Blackwell.

International Handbook of Sociology (with Chris Rojek and Bryan Turner). London: Sage, 2005.

Lessons of Empire? (with Frederick Cooper and Kevin Moore). New York: New Press, 2005.


Societas podcast: Conversations with Craig Calhoun about political and social issues in the United States and around the globe. The first series, from February to November 2008, explored various aspects of the U.S. presidential race.

President's Question: An interactive forum led by Craig Calhoun posing questions on issues of the day to prominent social scientists. Topics covered thus far include bailouts, President-elect Obama's public service ethic, and the future of newspapers.

Updated on 02/18/2014