Faculty

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
Social Demography, Stratification, Family, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity

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

Lecturer in Sociology
Ph.D. Brown University
Social Demography, Family Formation, Gender, and Health

Affiliate Faculty

Elizabeth Fussell

Associate Professor, Research
Population Studies and Training Center
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Rachel Franklin

Associate Director of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)
Associate Professor, Research
Population Studies and Training Center
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Visiting Faculty

Luc Anselin

Visiting Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. Cornell University
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

Calvin Goldscheider

Frances Goldscheider

Sidney Goldstein

Dennis Hogan

Robert Marsh

David Meyer

Dietrich Rueschemeyer