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Faculty by Fields of Study

Comparative and Historical Approaches

Comparative Sociology / Historical Sociology – Gaston, Gocek, Jansen, Kim, Krippner, Steinmetz, Zubrzycki
Development – Anderson, Frye
Globalization & Transnational Sociology – Kim, Steinmetz, Thornton, Tsutsui


Anderson, Axinn, Barber, Bloome, Bruch, Burgard, Frye, Morenoff, Murphy, Pfeffer, Smock, Thornton

Family, Life Course, and Society

Aging/Social Gerontology – Anderson, Burgard, Livne
Children & Youth – Frye, Martin
Family – Armstrong, Axinn, Barber, Bloome, Martin, Smock, Thornton

Gender and Sexuality

Sex and Gender – Anspach, Armstrong, Cech, Frye, Gocek, Levitsky, Martin
Sexualities – Armstrong, Martin

Inequalities and Stratification

Education – Armstrong, Frye, Pfeffer
Poverty – Morenoff, Murphy, Pfeffer, Young
Race, Class, and Gender – Anderson, Armstrong, Bloome, Burgard, Cech, Lacy, Morenoff, Murphy, Pfeffer, Smock, Young
Stratification/Mobility – Bloome, Burgard, Lacy, Murphy, Pedraza, Pfeffer, Smock

International Sociology

Africa – Anderson (South Africa), Burgard (South Africa), Frye (Malawi, Uganda), Steinmetz (Namibia, South Africa)
Americas – Burgard (Brazil), Jansen (Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru), Pedraza (Cuba), Zubrzycki (Canada)
Asia – Anderson (Korea), Axinn (Nepal), Barber (Nepal), Gocek (Turkey), Kim (Korea), Steinmetz (China), Thornton (Nepal, Taiwan), Tsutsui(Japan)
Europe – Anderson (Russia), Gocek (Turkey), Livne (Israel), Pfeffer (Sweden, Germany), Steinmetz (Britain, France, Germany), Zubrzycki (Poland)

Law, Crime, and Deviance

Criminal Justice – Morenoff
Criminology/Delinquency – Morenoff
Law and Society – Best, Kim, Krippner, Levitsky, Tsutsui
Penology/Corrections - Morenoff

Medical Sociology

Anspach, Best, Burgard, Gaston, Livne

Mixed Methods

Axinn, Best, Cech, Frye

Politics and Social Change

Collective Behavior/Social Movements – Armstrong, Best, Gaston, Levitsky, Tsutsui, Zubrzycki
Human Rights – Tsutsui
Marxist Sociology – Steinmetz
Nationalism – Kim, Zubrzycki
Political Economy – Krippner
Political Sociology – Best, Jansen, Kim, Krippner, Levitsky, Mizruchi, Steinmetz, Zubrzycki
Public Policy – Lacy, Murphy, Pedraza, Young
Revolution – Pedraza
Social Change – Gocek, Mizruchi, Pedraza, Steinmetz, Thornton, Zubrzycki
Violence - Gocek

Qualitative Approaches

Ethnography – Kim, Lacy, Livne, Murphy, Young, Zubrzycki
Qualitative Methodology – Anspach, Armstrong, Gaston, Gocek, Kim, Lacy, Levitsky, Livne, Martin, Murphy, Pedraza, Steinmetz, Young, Zubrzycki

Quantitative Approaches

Analytical Sociology – Bruch
Mathematical Sociology – Boutyline, Bruch
Quantitative Methodology – Bloome, Boutyline, Bruch, Pfeffer

Race and Ethnicity

Asians/Asian-Americans – Kim
Latinx Sociology – Pedraza
Migration/Immigration – Kim, Lacy, Pedraza
Racial and Ethnic Relations – Lacy, Murphy, Thornton, Young

Social Networks

Boutyline, Bruch, Mizruchi, Owen-Smith

Social Psychology and Interaction

Social Psychology – Axinn
Socialization – Barber, Lacy

Sociology of Culture

Culture and Cognition – Boutyline
Cultural Sociology – Anspach, Armstrong, Best, Cech, Frye, Gocek, Jansen, Lacy, Steinmetz, Thornton, Young, Zubrzycki
Mass Communication/Public Opinion – Boutyline
Morality – Livne
Religion – Kim, Zubrzycki
Visual Sociology – Steinmetz, Zubrzycki

Theory, Knowledge, and Science

History of Sociology/Social Thought – Steinmetz, Young
Knowledge – Steinmetz
Science and Technology – Best, Cech, Livne, Owen-Smith
Theory – Armstrong, Gocek, Jansen, Kim, Krippner, Livne, Steinmetz, Young, Zubrzycki

Urban and Community Sociology

Lacy, Morenoff, Murphy, Young

Work, Economy, and Organizations

Economic Sociology – Gaston, Krippner, Livne, Mizruchi, Owen-Smith
Occupations/Professions – Cech, Gaston
Organizational Sociology – Armstrong, Mizruchi, Owen-Smith
Work and Labor Markets – Burgard, Gaston