Faculty

Name Contact Special Interests
Karen Barkey
Professor
Comparative Historical Sociology, Religion and Politics, and The Politics of Shared Sacred Sites
Irene Bloemraad
Class of 1951 Professor
510-642-4287 Immigration, political sociology, race & ethnicity, social movements, nationalism, research methods, Canada
Robert Braun
Assistant Professor
Altruism and Social Solidarity; Comparative Historical Sociology; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Political Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Social Movements and Collective Behavior
Michael Burawoy
Professor
510-643-1958 Labor, methodology, capitalism on earth
Laura J. Enriquez
Professor
510-642-2502 Development in Latin America; Latin American Emigration to Europe; Rural Sociology, Political Sociology; Social Movements
Claude S Fischer
Professor of the Graduate School
510-642-4772; -4766 (mess.) -- email is best Personal networks, social history, social psychology, urban, technology
Neil Fligstein
Professor
510-643-1957 Economic sociology, organizations, methodology and statistics, political sociology
Marion Fourcade
Professor
(510) 643-2707 Economic sociology, culture, political sociology, comparative methods, knowledge and science
Cybelle Fox
Professor
(510) 642-7601 Race and Ethnic Relations, American Welfare State, Immigration, Historical Sociology, and Political Sociology.
David J. Harding
Professor
510-642-2707 poverty, inequality, causal inference, mixed methods, incarceration and prisoner reentry, education, neighborhood effects, urban communities, adolescence
Heather A. Haveman
Professor
510-642-3495 Organizational theory, economic sociology, historical sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational demography, gender, careers and social mobility
Jennifer Johnson-Hanks
Professor
Culture and population, intentions, uncertainty, epistemology, history of population thought, sub-Saharan Africa, family, fertility, gender, life course
Armando Lara-Millan
Assistant Professor
Law & Society, Medical Sociology, Organizations, Urban Ethnography, Comparative-Historical, Science & Technology, and Economic Sociology
John Lie
C.K. Cho Professor
Social theory, political economy, East Asia
Yan Long
Assistant Professor
Global and transnational sociology, political sociology, health and medicine, organizations, gender and sexualities
Mara Loveman
Professor
Comparative and historical sociology, political sociology, ethnoracial politics, development, demography, Latin America
Samuel R. Lucas
Professor
Social stratification, sociology of education, research methods, statistics
G Cristina Mora
Associate Professor
510-642-5877 Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Organizations, Immigration, Religion
Christopher Muller
Assistant Professor
510-643-6380 Inequality, Incarceration, Historical Sociology, Social Theory
Tianna Paschel
Trond Petersen
Professor
(510)642-6423 Organizations, social stratification, inequality, economic sociology, comparative studies, quantitative methods
Raka Ray
Professor
(510) 642-6081 Gender, postcolonial sociology, emerging middle classes, South Asia, inequality, qualitative research methods, social movements
Dylan John Riley
Professor
Political Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology and Social Theory
Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
Professor
(510) 643-8779 Sociology of poverty, race and ethnicity, social violence, methodology
Daniel Schneider
Assistant Professor
Social Demography, Inequality, Economic Instability
Sandra Susan Smith
Professor and Department Chair
510.642.4298 Urban poverty and joblessness, job search, social capital and social networks, trust and cooperation, and more recently, re-entry and the front end of criminal case processing
Ann Swidler
Professor of the Graduate School
Culture, religion, theory, institutionalization, African responses to HIV/AIDS
Cihan Tugal
Professor
Political sociology; Social movements; Islam and the Middle East; Social theory; Religion; Culture; Global and transnational sociology; Economic sociology and development; Comparative and historical sociology
Kim Voss
Professor
510-642-4756 Labor, social movements, inequality, higher education, political sociology, historical sociology
Loic Wacquant
Professor
Incarnation, the penal state, "race" as a principle of social vision and division, comparative urban inequality and marginality, extreme social systems, politics of reason, classical and contemporary social theory.