Department Faculty

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

jl5084@columbia.edu
Jennifer
Lee
Professor
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
605 Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
by appointment

 A renowned scholar of immigration, race/ethnicity, and inequality, Professor Jennifer Lee returns to her alma mater as Professor of Sociology and as a Core Faculty Member of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.

Maria Abascal

Maria Abascal

UNI: 
mca2113
mca2113@columbia.edu
Assistant Professor

Gil Eyal

Gil Eyal

UNI: 
GE2027
kw2510@columbia.edu
Gil
Eyal
Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
212-854-4272
Department: 
Sociology
Office Hours: 
By appointment only.
606 West 122nd Street
Areas of Interest: 
Sociology of Expertise Intellectuals Sociology of Knowledge and Science Comparative Historical Sociology Social Theory
Education: 

Ph.D., UCLA, 1997

Biographical Note: 

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 socialism to capitalism in Eastern Europe, and the role played by intellectuals, technocrats and in particular economists in the process. (With Ivan Szelenyi and Eleanor Townsley) Making Capitalism without Capitalists. (London: Verso, 1998); The Origins of Post-Communist Elites: From the Prague Spring to the Breakup of Czechoslovakia. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003). A later book dealt with expertise about Arab affairs and the role it plays in Israeli society, government and the military: The Disenchantment of the Orient. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006). His latest book provides a sociological explanation for the current autism epidemic, and traces the blurring of boundaries between experts and laypeople that play a role in the dynamics leading to the epidemic. (With Brendan Hart, Emine Onculer, Neta Oren and Natasha Rossi) The Autism Matrix: The Social Origins of the Autism Epidemic. (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010). The approach applied in this book is developed further in his recent article: "For a Sociology of Expertise: The Social Origins of the Autism Epidemic,” AJS Vol. 118, No. 4 (January 2013), pp. 863-907.

Mignon R. Moore

Mignon R. Moore

UNI: 
mm1664
mm1664@columbia.edu
Mignon
Moore
Associate Professor
Phone: 
212-854-5910
Department: 
Barnard Sociology
Room: 
Milbank 332B
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Areas of Interest: 
Family, race, sexuality, gender, qualitative methods, aging, adolescence
Education: 

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998

Biographical Note: 

Professor Moore has research and teaching interests in the sociology of family, race, gender, sexuality, qualitative methods, aging, and adolescence. Her first book, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women (2011 California Press) examined the intersection of race with sexual orientation for family-building and lesbian identity among African-American women. Her current research includes a new book project on the social histories of LGBT seniors in New York and Los Angeles, the negotiation of religious and community life for lesbians and gay men of faith, and the promotion of healthy aging for racial and ethnic minority elders.

Publications: 

Books

Moore, Mignon R. 2011. Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women. University of California Press.

 

Selected Publications

Moore, Mignon R. 2017. "Women of Color in the Academy: Navigating Multiple Intersections and Multiple Hierarchies." Social Problems 61, 2: 200-205

Moore, Mignon R. 2017. "Challenges, Triumphs and Praxis: Collecting Qualitative Data on Less Visible and Marginalized Populations." Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods in Sociology. D. Compton, T. Meadow & K. Shilt, eds. University of California Press.

Moore, Mignon R. 2015. “LGBT Populations in Studies of Urban Neighborhoods: Making the Invisible Visible.” City & Community 14, 3: 245-248.

Moore, Mignon R. 2016. “Division of Labor and Money Management in LGBQ Stepfamilies” in Abbie Goldberg (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Moore, Mignon R. and Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer. 2013. “LGBT Sexuality and Families at the Start of the 21st Century.” Annual Review of Sociology 39: 491-507.

Moore, Mignon R.  2012. “Intersectionality and the Study of Black, Sexual Minority Women.” Gender & Society 26, 1: 33-39.

Moore, Mignon R. 2010. “Articulating a Politics of (Multiple) Identities: Sexuality and Inclusion in Black Community Life.” DuBois Review: Social Science Research on Race7, 2: 1-20.

Moore, Mignon R. 2008. “Gendered Power Relations among Women: A Study of Household Decision-Making in Lesbian Stepfamilies.”American Sociological Review, 73, 2: 335-356.

Moore, Mignon R. 2006. “Lipstick or Timberlands?  Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities.”  SIGNS:  Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 32, 1: 113-139.

Tey Meadow

Tey Meadow

UNI: 
tm2846
Tey
Meadow
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
+1 212 853 1341
Campus Phone: 
MS 3-1341
Department: 
Department of Sociology
401410X
Room: 
617
Office Hours: 
by appointment
606 West 122nd St, Knox Hall, Mail Code: 9649,United States
Areas of Interest: 
Gender, Sexuality, Law, Classifications

Andreas Wimmer

Andreas Wimmer

UNI: 
aw2951
kw2510@columbia.edu
Andreas
Wimmer
Lieber Professor of Sociology and Political Philosophy
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
605 Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Areas of Specialty: 
Comparative Historical Sociology, Theory, Research Design, Social Networks, Culture

Van C. Tran

Van C. Tran

UNI: 
vct2105
vct2105@columbia.edu
Van
Tran
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Campus Phone: 
212-854-4115
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
607 Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment.
OFFICE ADDRESS: 607 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd St., New York, NY 10027
Areas of Interest: 
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Urban Poverty, Social Inequality, Public Policy, Population Health
Education: 

Ph.D., Harvard, 2011

Biographical Note: 

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 research interests include neighborhoods, urban inequality, and population health, with a focus on the Hispanic/Latino population and New York City neighborhoods. Some of his recent work also adopts a comparative approach to the study of migration in the United States, in Europe, and in China. For more information, see his personal website. For recent updates, see News.

Courses offered Fall 2017:

Fall 2017: Senior Thesis Seminar (Undergraduate)

Fall 2017: Qualitative Social Analysis (Graduate)

Fall 2017: Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Workshop

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Publications: 

For a full list, see Publications.

Teresa Sharpe

Teresa Sharpe

UNI: 
ts2785
Teresa
Sharpe
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Adam Reich

Adam Reich

UNI: 
ar3237
ar3237@columbia.edu
Adam
Reich
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
Knox 705
Areas of Interest: 
Economic Sociology, Medical Sociology, Sociology of Work, Social Movements, Social Control
Education: 

Ph.D.  University of California, Berkeley, 2012

Biographical Note: 

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 how people make sense of their economic activities and economic positions within organizations.  Reich is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States (Princeton, 2014).  He is also the author of several peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology and Social Science & Medicine.

Bruce Western

Bruce Western

UNI: 
bw2562
Bruce
Western
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