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  • Gabriel Abend

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Research Interests: 

    Economic Sociology; Theory; Culture; Comparative-Historical Sociology; Science, Knowledge, and Technology; Business Ethics; Sociology of Morality; Logic of Inquiry

  • Richard Arum

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Education; legal and institutional environments of schools; social stratification; student achievement and socialization; formal organizations; self employment.

  • Delia Baldassarri

    Associate Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Political sociology, economic sociology, methodology of social research, social networks, collective action, cooperation, economic development, human decision-making, public opinion and political behavior, social division and polarization.

  • Craig Calhoun

    Global Distinguished Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

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

  • Vivek Chibber

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Economic sociology; sociology of development; Marxian theory; political sociology; comparative-historical sociology; social theory.

  • Dalton Conley

    University Professor;

    Professor of Sociology and Medicine

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    Research Interests: 

    Stratification/mobility; race; urban sociology; social policy; health and society.

  • Juan Corradi

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Fear and violence; urban cultures; corporate social responsibility programs in developing countries; sociological theory; sociology of culture.

  • Jo Dixon

    Associate Professor of Sociology and Law and Society

    Director of Graduate Admissions

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    Research Interests: 

    Law and society; human rights; gender and law; legal profession; criminology; criminal courts; violence; Central Europe.

  • Paula England

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Changing Family Patterns; Care Work; Sexual Behavior; Contraception; Gender & Labor Markets; Interdisciplinary integration.

  • Thomas Ertman

    Associate Professor of Sociology

    Director of Undergraduate Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Comparative/historical sociology; political sociology; social theory; sociology of the arts.

  • David Garland

    Professor of Sociology and Law

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    Research Interests: 

    The American Death Penalty; the legal institutions of punishment and control; history and sociology of criminological knowledge; social solidarity; the welfare state; social theory; the work of Michel Foucault.

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    Kathleen Gerson

    Collegiate Professor of Arts and Science;

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Gender, Family, Families and Work, Work and Occupations, Social Inequality, The Life Course and Human Development, Social and Individual Change Processes, Qualitative Research Methods and Multi-Method Approaches, Social Policy and Social Change

  • Jeff Goodwin

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Social movements, revolutions, and terrorism; comparative and historical sociology; social theory; public sociology.

  • David Greenberg

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

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

  • Lynne Haney

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Gender studies/feminist theory; political sociology; European studies; the welfare state; ethnographic methods.

  • Ruth Horowitz

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Social control; deviance; juvenile delinquency; urban communities; field research methods.

  • Michael Hout

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Inequality; Social Change; Demography; and Quantitative Methods

  • Robert Max Jackson

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Gender inequality; stratification; economy and society; theory; research Methods.

  • Guillermina Jasso

    Silver Professor;

    Professor of Sociology

    and Department Chair

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    Research Interests: 

    Basic sociobehavioral theory; distributive justice; status; international migration; inequality and stratification; probability distributions; mathematical methods for theoretical analysis; factorial survey methods for empirical analysis.

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    Jennifer Jennings

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

    Research Interests: 

    Education; stratification; health; class, race, and gender disparities in educational achievement.

  • Colin Jerolmack

    Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Ethnography; urban communities; environmental sociology; animals and society; culture; health; social theory.

  • Eric Klinenberg

    Professor of Sociology

    Director of Graduate Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Urban studies; media and cultural production; risk and disaster; race; theory.

  • Dohoon Lee

    Assistant Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    social demography; stratification; quantitative research methods; skill formation over the life course; inequality and mobility; family change

  • Steven Lukes

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Political and social theory; the sociology of Durkheim and his followers; individualism; power; rationality; the category of the person; Marxism and ethics; sociology of morality; new forms of liberalism.

  • Richard Maisel

    Associate Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Voting behavior; African American immigration from the south in the post World War I period; development of communication systems; research methods and statistics.

  • Jeff Manza

    Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Social inequality, political sociology, and public policy.

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  • Harvey Molotch

    Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Urban development and political economy; the sociology of architecture, design, and consumption; environmental degradation; mechanisms of interactional inequalities.

  • Ann Morning
    Ann Morning

    Associate Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Race and ethnicity, especially racial classification; multiracial population; demography; sociology of knowledge and science; immigration; economic sociology.

  • Deirdre A. Royster

    Associate Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Racial inequality; Work/Labor/Labor workers; Urban political economy; Responsive public policy.

  • Richard Sennett

    University Professor;

    Professor of Sociology and History

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    Research Interests: 

    Urban sociology; art/music; family; history of ideas; and history of the body.

  • Patrick Sharkey

    Associate Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Neighborhoods and communities; stratification and mobility; urban sociology; crime and violence; social policy.

  • Florencia Torche

    Associate Professor of Sociology

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    Research Interests: 

    Comparative sociology, stratification, education, wealth inequality, intergenerational transmission of disadvantage.

  • Lawrence Wu
    Lawrence Wu

    Professor of Sociology

    Deputy Director, Institute for Human Development and Social Change

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    Research Interests: 

    Family; poverty; social demography; life course; methods for studying social change.