Charles Kadushin, PhD

Charles KadushinDistinguished Scholar

Charles Kadushin is Professor Emeritus Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY; Distinguished Scholar, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Visiting Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Brandeis University. He has also taught at Columbia University in the Sociology and Social Psychology Departments and at Yale University in the School of Management and in Graduate Sociology.

Ph.D. in sociology, Columbia University and AB, Columbia College. One of the founders of the social network field.

Author of five books including, “Understanding Social Networks: An Introduction to Social Network Concepts, Theories and Findings” (2011, Oxford University Press), “The American Intellectual Elite” (1974, Little Brown, republished by Transaction Press with a new introduction in January 2006), and numerous journal articles.

Sklare Award

2009 Charles Kadushin. “Social Networks and Jews.” Contemporary Jewry 31:55-73

Major Published Articles

2011 Sasson, Theodore, Charles Kadushin, and Leonard Saxe. “Trends in American Jewish attachment to Israel: An assessment of the ‘distancing hypothesis.’” Contemporary Jewry 30:297-319.

2008 Charles Kadushin and Elizabeth Tighe. “How hard is it to be a Jew on college campuses?”

Contemporary Jewry 28:1-20.

2006 Charles Kadushin. “Personal Influence: A radical theory of action.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 608, November, 270-281.

2006 Charles Kadushin and Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz. “Informal social networks and formal organizational memberships among American Jews: Findings from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01.” Sociology of Religion, 67:465-485.

2006 Charles Kadushin, Peter D. Killworth, H. Russell Bernard, and Andrew A. Beveridge. “Scale-Up Methods as Applied to Estimates of Heroin Use.” Journal of Drug Issues. 36(2): 417-439.

2005 Charles Kadushin, Benjamin Phillips, and Leonard Saxe. “National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01: A Guide for the Perplexed.” Contemporary Jewry. 25: 1-32.

2005 Charles Kadushin. “Networks and Small Groups.” Structure and Dynamics. eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, Vol. 1: No. 1, Article 5.

2005 Charles Kadushin Matthew Lindholm, Dan Ryan , Archie Brodsky and Leonard Saxe. Why it is so difficult to form effective community coalitions. City & Community 4(3): 255-275.

2005 Charles Kadushin. “Review Essay on Linton C. Freeman. The Development of Social Network Analysis: A Study in the Sociology of Science,” Journal of Social Structure, 6.

2005 Charles Kadushin. Who benefits from network analysis: ethics of social network research. Social Networks. 27(2): 139-153.

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