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David F Greenberg

Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. 1969 (Physics), M.S. 1963 (Physics), B.S. 1962 (Physics), University of Chicago.

Office Address: 

Puck Building, Room 4117, 295 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012

Office Hours: 

Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 PM, or by appointment.


(212) 998-8345

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Criminology; sociology of law; mathematical modeling; ancient civilizations; deviance; human sexuality; sociology of science; evolutionary psychology; statistical methods in the social sciences.

Research Description: 

Comparative and longitudinal studies of imprisonment and capital punishment; historical research on legal rhetoric; survey research on homophobia; time series analysis of crime rates.

Affiliated with other departments or programs:

Institute for Law and Society

External Affiliations:

American Sociological Association, Eastern Sociological Association, Pacific Sociological Association, International Sociological Association, American Society of Criminology, Law and Society Association, International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, Sociologists' Lesbian and Gay Caucus, Committee on Lesbian and Gay History, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists, Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the Modern Language Association, Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages.


Outstanding Scholarship Award, Criminology Section, American Sociological Association; Elected Fellow, American Society of Criminology.


Mathematical Criminology (Rutgers University Press, 1979)

Linear Path Analysis: Models of Quantitative Change, with Ronald C. Kessler (Academic Press, 1981)

The Construction of Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 1988)
Updated on 03/02/2017