Jason L. Ferguson

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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
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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:: 
June, 2020
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