Charles Kadushin

Charles Kadushin

Visiting Research Professor in the Department of Sociology
Distinguished Scholar, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies

Charles Kadushin is one of the founders of the social network field. His book, "Making Connections: An Introduction to Social Networks Concepts, Theories and Findings," will be published by Oxford University Press in late spring, 2010.

He has conducted many large survey research projects including elite studies and a congressionally mandated study of the adjustment of Vietnam veterans, a topic that unfortunately is all too current. Currently his work with the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies includes surveys of Jewish populations and evaluation studies including studies of birthright Israel. A firm believer in combining qualitative and field work, most of his studies include qualitative and quantitative data and analyses.

Kadushin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has also taught at Columbia and Yale universities.


Selected Publications

The American Elite Book cover2005. "The American Intellectual Elite". Sumerset," NJ: Transaction Publishers [Republication of the 1974 edition with a new introduction].

The Vietnam Veteran Redefined book cover1986. "The Vietnam Veteran Redefined: Fact & Fiction." Edited with Ghislaine Boulanger. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.

Culture of Publishing book cover1982. "Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing." New York: Basic Books [1985 University of Chicago Press, paperback] (with Lewis A. Coser and Walter W. Powell).

1973. "Opinion-Making Elites in Yugoslavia." New York: Praeger (with Allen Barton and Bogdan Denitch).

Why People go to Phsychiatrists book cover1969. "Why People Go To Psychiatrists." New York: Atherton Press. [Republished by Transaction Publishers, 2006].

Journal Articles

2008. Charles Kadushin and Elizabeth Tighe. How Hard is it to be a Jew on College Campuses? Contemporary Jewry, 28, 1, 1-20.

2008. Charles Kadushin, Theodore Sasson, Shahar Hess and Leonard Saxe. Triangulation and Mixed Methods Designs: Practicing What We Preach in the Evaluation of an Israel Experience Educational Program. Field Methods, 20, February, 46-65.

2006. 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. 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. 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. Who benefits from network analysis: ethics of social network research. Social Networks, 27, 2, 139-153.

2004. Matthew Lindholm, Dan Ryan, Charles Kadushin, Leonard Saxe, Archie Brodsky. Fighting back against substance abuse: The structure and function of community coalitions. Human Organization. Vol. 63, No.3: 265-276.

2004. Too Much Investment in Social Capital? Social Networks, 26, 75-90.