Published Articles by Faculty

Published articles by our faculty members

Some of our Faculty Books

Civic Engagement

Carmen Sirianni

                   Wendy Cadge

                   Peter Conrad

               Gordie Fellman

                 Karen Hansen

                       Gila Hayim

                     Laura Miller

                   Sara Shostak

              Carmen Sirianni

                 Ana Villalobos

         Shulamit Reinharz

                     George Ross


Carmen Sirianni Carmen Sirianni
Department Chair and Undergraduate Advising Head

Expertise: Political sociology, community and civic democracy, organizations, public policy for democracy, work.


Laura J. Miller
Director of Graduate Studies

Expertise: Sociology of culture, mass media, consumption and marketing, urban and suburban studies.

Wendy Cadge Wendy Cadge

Expertise: Sociology of Religion, culture, health and medicine, immigration, gender, sexuality, organizations, research methods.

Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad

on leave spring 2016
Expertise: Medical sociology, deviance, qualitative research methods.

Gordon Fellman Gordon Fellman

Expertise: Peace, conflict, and coexistence studies; empowerment, social class, Marx and Freud, psychoanalytic sociology, masculinities, Israeli-Palestinian confrontation.

Karen Hansen

Karen V. Hansen

on leave spring 2016
Expertise: Gender, feminist theory, sociology of families, historical sociology, networks and communities.

Shulamit Reinharz Shulamit Reinharz

Expertise: Qualitative research methods, feminist research, Jewish women's studies, social psychology, group dynamics.

Chandler Rosenberger Chandler Rosenberger

Expertise: Nationalism, ethnicity, sociology of culture, sociology of religion, political dissent, terrorism, modern European politics.

Sara Shostak

Sara Shostak

Expertise: Sociology of health and illness, science and technology studies, body and society, sociology and bioethics, environmental health and justice, qualitative research methods.

Mike Strand

Michael J. Strand

Expertise: Social theory, culture, morality, philosophy of social science, economic sociology

Derron Wallace Derron Wallace

Expertise: Sociology of education, race and ethnicity, immigration, social class, masculinities, inequality and identities.

Affiliated Faculty

David Cunningham

David Cunningham Visiting Research Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Social movements/collective action, community structure, organizations, quantitative inquiry, youth culture.

Charles Kadushin

Charles Kadushin, Visiting Research Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Networks, sociology of religion, survey research and the combination of sociological theory and methods.

Ted Sasson Theodore Sasson, Visiting Research Professor of Sociology

Expertise: Political sociology with an emphasis on political discourse, social problems and diaspora studies.

Thomas Shaprio Thomas Shapiro (The Heller School)

Expertise: Stratification, race, political sociology.

Marty Krauss Marty Wyngaarden Krauss (The Heller School)

Expertise: Disability policy, family caregiving, mental retardation, human services.

Affiliated Adjunct Faculty

Kristen Lucken

Kristen Lucken

Expertise: Immigration, ethnic and religious identity, nationalism, sociology of religion


Mitra Shavarini

Expertise: Iranian women’s higher education.


Janet Zollinger Giele Janet Zollinger Giele (Retired in 2004)

Expertise: Women's changing roles, sociology of the life course, social movements.

Brandeis seal Gila Hayim (Retired in 2014)

Expertise: Social theory, sociology of law, sociology of religion, sociology of culture, existential sociology.

George Ross George Ross (Retired in 2009)

Expertise: European integration, European politics and social policy, comparative industrial relations, sociology of advanced capitalist societies researching and analyzing the development of this new Europe.