Faculty

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Department Chair

David P. Lindstrom
Professor
David_Lindstrom@brown.edu

 

Professors

Nitsan Chorev

Professor
Ph.D. New York University
Global Health, International Political Economy, Globalization, Political Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology, International Organizations, Social Theory 

Gregory Elliott

Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
Methods and Statistics, Social Psychology, The Self and Its Relation to Social Systems

Mary Fennell

Professor
Ph.D. Stanford University
Sociology of Organizations, Healthcare Organizations, Professions, Health & Medical Sociology 

Scott Frickel

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Environment-Society Interactions, Experts and Knowledge/Ignorance, Social Movements, Social Theory, Risk and Disaster, Urbanization 

Patrick Heller

Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Development, Political Sociology, Comparative Political Economy, Democratization, Social Movements

Paget Henry

Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University
Development, Political Sociology, Critical Theory, Caribbean Studies

Jose Itzigsohn

Professor
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Race and Ethnic Relations, Latino Immigration, Development

Margot Jackson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. UCLA
Social Stratification, Social Demography, Population Health, Life Course, Children and Families

Michael Kennedy

Professor
Ph.D. University of North Carolina
Globalizing Knowledge Institutions and Networks, Cultural Articulation of Democracy, Peace, and Energy Security in Europe and Eurasia

David Lindstrom

Professor & Chair
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Demography, Migration, Reproductive Change, Latin America and Africa

John Logan

Professor
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Urban Sociology, Race & Ethnicity, Migration & Immigration, Family, Political Sociology

Jayanti Owens

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Princeton University
Stratification, Education, Work and Organizations, Gender, Children and Families, Demography, Population Health

Josh Pacewicz

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Urban Sociology, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Sociology of Finance, Qualitative Methods, Theory

Zhenchao Qian

Professor
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
World Population Problems, Research Methods, Sociology of Family, Quantitative Data Analysis, Principles of Multiple Regression, Categorical Data Analysis, Event History Analysis (Longitudinal Data Analysis), Demographic Methods, Racial and Ethnic Differentiation, Sociology of Immigration

J. Timmons Roberts

Professor
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Environmental Science and Policy, Global Inequality and Climate Change, Political Economy and the Social Psychology of Environmental Issues

Andrew Schrank

Professor
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Comparative Sociology: Political, Economic, Historical

Susan E. Short

Professor
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Social Demography, Families and Households, Stratification, Development

Hilary Silver

Professor
Ph.D. Columbia University
Urban Studies, Political Sociology, Stratification

Mark Suchman

Professor
Ph.D. Stanford University
Sociology of Organizations; Sociology of Law; Economic Sociology; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Professions; Healthcare

Leah Vanwey

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of North Carolina
Household Demography, Migration, Population and Environment

Michael White

Professor
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Demography, Immigration, Urban Sociology, Environment, Social Policy, Africa

Lecturers

Lisa DiCarlo

Lecturer in Sociology
Ph.D. Brown University
Public Anthropology, Innovation and
Social Change, Theories of Learning,
Migration and Identity, Mediterranean and US

Carrie Spearin

Ph.D. Brown University
Lecturer in Sociology
Associate Director of Masters of Social Analysis & Research
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Social Demography, Family Formation, Gender, and Health

Affiliate Faculty

Elizabeth Fussell

Associate Professor, Research
Population Studies and Training Center

Rachel Franklin

Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)
Associate Professor (Research) of Population Studies

Visiting Faculty

Luc Anselin

Professor
Ph.D. Cornell
Geospatial Analysis and Computation,
Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning,
Geographical Information Analysis, Spatial
Regression Analysis, Spatial Econometrics

Mukti Khaire

Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Columbia University
Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations


Emeritus Faculty

Ann Dill

Professor Emerita

Calvin Goldscheider

Professor Emeritus

Frances Goldscheider

Professor Emerita

Sidney Goldstein

Professor Emeritus

Dennis Hogan

Robert E. Turner Distinguished
Professor Emeritus of Population Studies
and Sociology

Robert Marsh

Professor Emeritus

David Meyer

Professor Emeritus

Dietrich Rueschemeyer

Professor Emeritus