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    • Faculty and students in the Department of Sociology use ethnographic, historical, and interpretive inquiry to explore significant social issues in local, national, and transnational contexts. By combining theory with critical engagement, their ideas help shape the modern world and engage academic communities around the globe.

      Recent Faculty Books

      Edo to Avatars: Watakushi tachi no uchinaru diversity (Edo and Avatars: In Search for our Internal Diversity)
      Eiko Ikegami, Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Sociology (co-author)
      Asahi Shuppan, 2020

      Jiheisho to iu chisei (Autistic Intelligences)
      Eiko Ikegami, Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Sociology
      NHK Shuppan, 2019

      Le Boogie Woogie: Inside an After-Hours Club
      Terry Williams, Professor of Sociology
      Columbia University Press, 2019

      On Ethnography
      Terry Williams, Professor of Sociology (co-author)
      Polity Press, 2018

      The Adventures of the Constituent Power: Beyond Revolutions?
      Andrew Arato, Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory
      Cambridge University Press, 2017

      The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East: The Arab Uprisings and Foreign Assistance
      Benoit Challand, Associate Professor of Sociology (co-editor)
      Routledge, 2017

      Hyper-Worlds: Kyokan shiau jiheisho avatars (Hyper-World: Autistic Avatars in Virtual World)
      Eiko Ikegami, Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Sociology
      NTT Shuppan: 2017

      Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence
      Rachel Sherman, Professor of Sociology
      Princeton University Press, 2017

      What is an Event?
      Robin Wagner-Pacifici, University in Exile Professor of Sociology
      University of Chicago Press, 2017

      Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy
      Andrew Arato, Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory
      Oxford University Press, 2016

      Stories Without Borders: The Berlin Wall and the Making of a Global Iconic Event
      Julia Sonnevend, Associate Professor of Sociology and Communications
      Oxford University Press, 2016

      Harlem Supers: The Social Life of a Community in Transition
      Terry Williams, Professor of Sociology
      Palgrave, 2016

      Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self Harm
      Terry Williams, Professor of Sociology
      Columbia University Press, 2016

      Recent Dissertations

      2020

      Yesenia Aponte-Melendez
      "'I Don’t Look the Way Those People Look': Women, Social Class, and Prescription Opioid Misuse"

      Fabiola de Lachica Huerta
      "Shattering the Everyday, Rearranging the Ordinary: The Categories, Temporalities, and Spatial Dimensions of the Villas de Salvarcar Massacre"

      Luis Jaime Tsukayama Cisneros
      "Eating With the Heart: The Emergence of Imagined Commonality Through Food in Lima, Peru"

      Tamsyn Laura Gilbert
      "Bodily Interventions: The Art of Women’s Bodies in the Digital Sphere"

      Lisa M. Lipscomb
      "On the Cusp of Legitimacy: Professionalization in the Field of Astrology"

      Tim Rosenkranz
      "Nations as Destinations: Analyzing Tourist Source-Markets as Local Fields of Global Circulation"

      2019

      Manuela Badilla Rajevic
      "Mnemonic Playgrounds for Mobilization: A Radical Turn in the Construction of Public Memory in Post-Dictatorship Chile"

      Frederico Menino Bindi de Oliveira 
      "Internationalization Alive: International Student Experiences, Higher Education Policy and the Imagination of Brazil in the Global Knowledge Economy"

      Alissa Gayle Boguslaw
      "Almost Sovereign: Independence and Indeterminacy in the New Republic of Kosovo"

      Mario Hernandez
      "Bushwick’s Bohemia: Art and Revitalization in Gentrifying Brooklyn"

      Tyler J. Horan
      "Adjoining Glass Castles: Privacy and Publicity in Corporate Social Media"

      Mayuko Kawai
      "Japanese Unamended Constitution: The Legacy of An Imposed Pacifist Sovereignty"

      Zachary Bennett Metz
      "The Intimacy of Enemies: The Power of Everyday Boundary Crossing and Transgressive Interactions to Transform Intractable Conflict"

      Bahar Tabakoglu
      "Social Constituents of Religious Politics in Turkey and India"

      Hasan Ertug Tombus
      "Life-Cycle of a Populist: Populism and Its Trajectory in Turkey"

      Zeyno Ustun
      "Digital Dissidence and Internet Law: Mapping the Political Process of the Gezi Resistance and its Legal Aftermath"

      Elizabeth Bianca Ziff
      "The All-American Surrogate: Military Wives and Surrogates in the United States"

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