Jason L. Ferguson

Jason L. Ferguson

Office
483 Barrows
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Neo-institutional theory; field analysis; global and transnational studies; sociology of law; sociology of sexuality; sociology of culture; postcolonial studies; social theory; quantitative and qualitative methods; multiple correspondence analysis

Jason L. Ferguson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also affiliated with the Program in Critical Theory. He is currently completing a dissertation that examines the global struggle for and against homosexual rights, the divergent trajectories of nations in how they regulate same-sex practices, and the domestic and geopolitical dimensions of that regulation. This research is mixed-method and multi-scalar, drawing on archival, qualitative, and quantitative analyses. Jason is a 2019-2020 Townsend Fellow, and his research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Institute for International Studies, among others. His work has been published in Gender & Society.

PhD Date:
Dissertation Title
The Great Refusal: The West, the Rest, and the Geopolitics of Homosexuality
Dissertation Committee
Marion Fourcade (co-chair), Loïc Wacquant (co-chair), Raka Ray, and Catherine Albiston