Published Articles by Faculty

Published articles by our faculty members

Some of our Faculty Books

Carmen Sirianni
Civic Engagement - Carmen Sirianni

Wendy Cadge
Paging God - Wendy Cadge

Peter Conrad

The Medicalization of Society - Peter Conrad

Gordie Fellman

Rambo and the Dalai Lama - Gordie Fellman

Karen Hansen

Encounter on the Great Plains - Karen Hansen

     Gila Hayim                  

Existentialism & Sociology - Gila Hayim

Laura Miller

Building Nature's Market - Laura Miller

Sara Shostak

Exposed Science - Sara Shostak

Sara Shostak

Investing in Democracy - Carmen Sirianni

Carmen Sirianni

Investing in Democracy - Carmen Sirianni

Shulamit Reinharz

Observing the Observer - Shulamit Reinharz

George Ross

What's Left of the Left - George Ross


Karen V. Hansen Karen V. Hansen

Expertise: Gender, feminist theory, sociology of families, historical sociology, networks and communities.


Carmen Sirianni
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.

Gordon Fellman Gordon Fellman

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

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

Gowri Vijayakumar Gowri Vijayakumar

Expertise: Sociology of gender and sexuality, social movements, labor and labor movements, development, HIV/AIDS, qualitative research, South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa.

Derron Wallace

Derron Wallace

On leave 2017-2018 academic year

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


Rafi Grosglik

Expertise:  sociology of food, cultural globalization, culture, consumption, environment, Israeli society.


Kristen Lucken

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


Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad (Retired in 2017)

Expertise: Medical sociology, deviance, qualitative research methods.

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.

Shula Reinharz Shulamit Reinharz (Retired in 2017)

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

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.