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Associate Research Scientist of Sociomedical Sciences
Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
+1 212 305 7023
By appointment
503, 722 W 168th Street
Dr. Aidala is Co-Principal Director and Study Director of the Community Health Advisory & Information Network (CHAIN) Project, an ongoing study of persons living with HIV or at high risk of infection in New York City. CHAIN is conducted in... more
fa2224@columbia.edu
Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies; Director, IRCPL
Sociology
+1 212 854 3692
By appointment
601C Knox
Karen Barkey is Professor of Sociology and History. She studies state centralization / decentralization, state control and social movements against states in the context of empires. In her recent work she has also explored the issue of toleration... more
psb17@columbia.edu
Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences
+1 212 854 3094
By appointment
701b Knox Hall
Peter Bearman is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE), the Cole Professor of Social Science, and Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program, the Mellon Interdisciplinary Training... more
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Assistant Professor
(Barnard)
Sociology, Barnard College
212-851-9480
By appointment
329 Milbank
Debbie is currently revising her dissertation, Valuing Property: Eminent Domain for Urban Redevelopment, Philadelphia 1992-2007, for publication as a book about legitimacy of government investment in private markets. The exceptional act of... more
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Associate Professor
Religion
+1 212 851 4134
By appointment
103, 80 Claremont Avenue
Courtney Bender is an associate professor of Religion at Columbia University. An ethnographer and qualitative sociologist, Bender's primary research fields are the sociology of religion and culture, social theory, and North American religious... more
eb2032@columbia.edu
Associate Professor
(Barnard)
Sociology, Barnard College
212-854-3039
By appointment
208 Barnard Hall
Elizabeth Bernstein, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Sociology, joined the faculty of Barnard in September, 2002. Her teaching includes such courses as Gender and Power in Transnational Perspective; The Sociology of Gender;... more
kw2510@columbia.edu
Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies
Sociology
+1 212 854 5361
By appointment
615 Knox
Yinon Cohen's research focuses on international migration, social stratification and labor markets. His recent research has examined the causes for rising inquality in the US.  Cohen is also involved in research on Israeli society on... more
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John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost Emeritus of the University and Dean Emeritus of Faculties
Sociology
+1 212 854 1132
By appointment
820 Jerome Greene Hall
Jonathan R. Cole is currently John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus at Columbia University. For fourteen years, from 1989 to 2003, he was Provost and Dean of Faculties of Columbia University -... more
tad61@columbia.edu
Giddings Professor of Sociology
+1 212 851 9281
601B Knox
 Thomas A. DiPrete is Giddings Professor of Sociology, co-director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality at Columbia University, and a faculty member of the Columbia Population Research Center.  DiPrete holds a B.S. degree... more
kw2510@columbia.edu
Professor
Chair
+1 212 854 4272
By appointment
714 Knox
Gil Eyal's work deals with sociology of expertise, intellectuals and knowledge, in particular as it relates to broader political processes and to the interstitial spaces between fields. In two early books he has dealt with the transition from... more
ppf1@columbia.edu
Professor
+1 212 854 5622
By appointment
609 Knox
Priscilla Ferguson's work ranges from analysis of the literary field in France to studies of the post-revolutionary French novel through explorations of an emerging national culture in France over the 19th century. Her books, Literary France:... more
hjg1@columbia.edu
By appointment
605 Knox
Herbert J Gans has replaced full time teaching with full time writing, but continues to teach the now 40 year old Field Methods course. He still writes about poverty and antipoverty policy, urban issues, the news media, and race and ethnicity,... more
Professor
School Of Journalism
+1 212 854 8124
By appointment
201F Journalism
Todd Gitlin, an American writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist, poet, and not very private intellectual,  is the author of fourteen books, including, most recently (with Liel Leibovitz), The Chosen Peoples:  America,... more
kw2510@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor
(Barnard)
Sociology, Barnard College
212-851-9481
By appointment
330 Milbank
Professor Christel Kesler joined the Barnard faculty in 2010. Prior to this, she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Oxford. Kesler's research focuses on cross-national comparisons of social inequality, and... more
sk2905@columbia.edu
Associate Professor
+1 212 854 2489
By appointment
617 Knox
My work is primarily within the areas of cultural sociology and stratification, with a strong focus on elites. I am the author of Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School (Princeton 2011); The Practice... more
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Sanford C Bernstein & Co Professor of Leadership and Ethics
(Business)
Columbia Business School
+1 212 854 9050
By appointment
706 Uris Hall
Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics and director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He received his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management... more
jcl42@columbia.edu
Jennifer C. Lena is Associate Professor of Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Sociology. She also holds an appointment as Research Scholar for the Strategic National Arts... more
Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
+1 212 305 4547
yl2479@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor
By appointment
614 Knox
Lu’s research focuses on how migration shapes inequality and various social and political processes for different segments of populations involved in migration. She conducts international and comparative research using large-scale social... more
fa2224@columbia.edu
Lecturer in Discipline
MA Advisor
Sociology
+1 212 854 2963
By appointment
706 Knox
Denise Milstein received her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Her work develops a relational, historically grounded perspective on the dynamics of art... more
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Professor
(Barnard)
Sociology, Barnard College
212-854-2279
By appointment
332D Milbank
Debra Minkoff is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University.  Her work explores the ecological and institutional dynamics of contemporary American social movements and political organizations.  She has... more
an2368@columbia.edu
Professor
Dean of Social Science
+1 212 851 7081
By appointment: Email Anthony D Wright (adw2127@columbia.edu)
Alondra Nelson is professor of sociology and gender studies and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University. Her forthcoming book, The Social Life of DNA: Race and Reconciliation after the Genome (Beacon Press, 2015), traces how claims about... more
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Professor
Teachers College
+1 212 678 8119
By appointment
464 Grace Dodge
Aaron Pallas is Professor of Sociology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University, and Northwestern University, and served as a statistician at the... more
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Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
+1 212 305 0406
By appointment
Professor Phelan has addressed inequalities in physical and mental health; particularly those based on socioeconomic status, gender, and stigmatized statuses such as homelessness and mental illness. Her work locates the creation and perpetuation... more
ar3237@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor
Sociology
Knox 705
Adam Reich received his PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley in 2012, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar at Columbia from 2012 to 2014.  He focuses on economic and cultural sociology.  Much of his research concerns... more
jr324@columbia.edu
Professor
(Barnard)
Sociology, Barnard College
212-854-4359
By appointment
322C Milbank
Jonathan Rieder joined the faculty of Barnard College in 1990 and chaired the department from 1990 through 2003. He previously taught at Yale University and Swarthmore College. In addition to his teaching in the Sociology Department,... more
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Associate Professor
French and Francophone Studies
+1 212 854 3691
By appointment
504 Philosophy Hall
Emmanuelle Saada joined the Department of French and Romance Philology at Columbia University in 2006. She received her academic training in France, first at the École Normale Supérieure in sociology and history and later at the... more
aeb2027@columbia.edu
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
Sociology
+1 212 854 0790
By appointment
713 Knox
Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chairs The Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Her recent books are Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton University Press 2008... more
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Professor
School Of Journalism
+1 212 854 8277
By appointment
201D Journalism
Michael Schudson grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc. He received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1976 to 1980 and at the University of California, San Diego from 1980... more
cs2613@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor
Sociology
+1 212 854 2456
By appointment
708 Knox
Carla Shedd is Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University.  Shedd received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in June 2006 and her A.B. in Economics and African American Studies from Smith College... more
+1 917 293 5606
Allan Silver is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1963, 1961, and 1954, respectively. He began teaching at Columbia in 1964, and has also taught at... more
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Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Social Sciences (in Sociomedical Sciences)
Sociology
+1 212 854 4273
By appointment
613 Knox
Seymour Spilerman is the Julian C. Levi Professor of Social Sciences and Director of the Center for the Study of Wealth and Inequality. His research has examined the structure of work careers in corporate settings, focusing on the ways that... more
dcs36@columbia.edu
Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs
+1 212 854 3972
Wednesdays 4:15-6:15
701C Knox
David Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University where he directs the Center on Organizational Innovation.  His most recent book, The Sense of Dissonance: Accounts of Worth in Economic Life... more
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Associate Professor
Sch Of Social Work
+1 212 851 2376
By appointment
712 School of Social Work
Julien Teitler is Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology and Director of the Columbia University Social Indicators Survey Center. Teitler’s research focuses on the effects of social environments and policies on families and... more
vct2105@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology
212-854-4115
Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m.
606 Knox Hall
Van C. Tran is a sociologist whose primary research focuses on the incorporation of post-1965 immigrants and their children as well as its implications for the future of ethnic and racial inequality in the United States. His other interests... more
kw2510@columbia.edu
Professor
Sociology
+1 212 854 0074
By appointment
715 Knox
Diane Vaughan received her Ph.D. in Sociology, Ohio State University, 1979, and taught at Boston College from 1984 to 2005.  During this time, she was awarded fellowships at Yale (1979-82), Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford (1986-87),... more
Williams B. Ransford Professor of Sociology
+1 212 854 4281
By appointment
611 Knox
Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, and the Committee on Global Thought, at Columbia University in the City of New York. He recently served as a Senior Advisor to the Department of Justice, Washington, DC. He is... more
Assistant Professor of Business
Business^Management
+1 212 854 3401
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Professor
Teachers College
+1 212 678 4042
By appointment
Amy Stuart Wells is a Professor of Sociology and Education, and the Coordinator of Policy Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research and writing has focused broadly on issues of race and education and more specifically on... more
hcw2@columbia.edu
Harrison C. White has published both field studies and mathematical analyses of business firms and market operation. He is a founder of the joint doctoral program between sociology, psychology, and the business school at Harvard University and... more
jw2212@columbia.edu
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Sociology
+1 212 854 3593
Mondays 4-6
618 Knox
Josh Whitford’s interests include economic and organizational sociology, comparative political economy, economic geography and pragmatist social theory. His research focuses on the social, political and institutional implications of... more
Adjunct Professor
Sociology^Sociology
+1 212 854 2149