Faculty

Department Chair

Patrick Heller

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

Professors


Nitsan Chorev

Professor
Ph.D. New York University
Global Health, International Political Economy, Global and Transnational Sociology, Development, 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 and Medical Sociology 

Scott Frickel

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 & Chair
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

Daniel Hirschman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Michigan
Economic Sociology, Science Studies, Sociology of Organizations, Quantification, Sociology of Finance, Higher Education

Jose Itzigsohn

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

Margot Jackson

Associate Professor
Ph.D. UCLA
Stratification, Demography, Education, Health, 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
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 and Ethnicity, Migration and Immigration, Family, Political Sociology

Laura López-Sanders

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Stanford University
Immigration, Race and Ethnic Relations, Inequality, Social Policy 

Jayanti Owens

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Princeton University
Stratification, Education, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Children and Families, Work and Organizations, Social 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 Short

Professor
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Demography, Gender and Health, Social Inequalities, Research Methods

Mark Suchman

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

Leah VanWey

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

Kevin Escudero

Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies
Faculty Fellow of the Swearer Center
American Studies
MSL. Yale Law School

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

Mathew Johnson

Professor of the Practice in Sociology
Director of the Swearer Center
Associate Dean for Engaged Scholarship
Ph.D. Brandeis University 

David Rangel
Assistant Professor of Education
PhD. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Elena Shih

Assistant Professor, American Studies
Ph.D. University of California, Los​ ​Angeles 

Mary Wright

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology
Director of the Sheridan Center
Ph.D. University of Michigan

Visiting Faculty

Banu Özkazanç-Pan

Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Emeritus Faculty

Ann Dill

Calvin Goldscheider

Frances Goldscheider

Sidney Goldstein

Dennis Hogan

David Meyer

Dietrich Rueschemeyer

Hilary Silver