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The Political & Cultural Sociology program is concerned with struggles over power, resources, recognition, and meaning in contemporary societies.

Faculty members in this area study a variety of political, social, and cultural phenomena at sub-, inter-, and supra-national levels of analysis. Current research topics include:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Class-based Stratification in Various Settings
  • Politics of Class Formation
  • Nationalism and Citizenship
  • The Causes and Consequences of Welfare State Retrenchment
  • Collective Action and Social Movements
  • Sociocultural Globalization and its effects on national societies
  • The Impact of International Human Rights Norms on State Practices
  • Policing and Police Integrity
  • Racialization Processes
  • Criminal Justice Decision Making
  • The Ontological and Normative Foundations of Political Processes

The core seminars in this program are:

  • A Survey of Political Sociology
  • The Sociology of Gender
  • The Sociology of Race

FACULTY AFFILIATED WITH THis AREA INCLUDE:

Marcel

Marcel Paret

Assistant Professor

Guangzhen

Guangzhen Wu

Assistant Professor

Wade

Wade Cole

Professor

Sarita

Sarita Gaytan

Associate Professor

Claudia

Claudia Geist

Associate Professor

Megan

Megan Reynolds

Assistant Professor

Last Updated: 8/23/19