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Bruce M Kogut

Bruce M Kogut

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Bruce
Kogut
Sanford C Bernstein & Co Professor of Leadership and Ethics
(Business)
Phone: 
+1 212 854 9050
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-9050
Department: 
Columbia Business School
1400000
Room: 
706 Uris Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment
706 Uris Hall, United States
Education: 

Ph.D., MIT, 1983

Biographical Note: 

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 and holds an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics. Previously, he was on the faculties of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD, and he has been a research fellow and visiting professor at the Rand Corporation, École Polytechnique, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Stockholm School of Economics, Humboldt University, Santa Fe Institute, the Singapore Management University and Tsinghua University, among others.

Professor Kogut serves on the board of 3i Infotech (Mumbai) and has served on the boards of several nonprofit and research institutes in Europe and Russia. He directed the strategy and emerging-economy research centers and was the associate vice dean for the PhD program at Wharton, was subsequently the founder of the social entrepreneurship program at INSEAD and will codirect the Ariane de Rothschild Fellows Program, which aims to develop a network of social entrepreneurs with an interest in fostering a culture of mutual respect and dialogue among Jewish and Muslim communities.

Professor Kogut was the editor of the European Management Review and a member of the editorial boards of several leading academic journals. As an early research innovator on real options, knowledge and innovation, culture and direct investment, options and diversification, and knowledge and joint ventures, he has won several awards and has been published in leading sociology, management and economic journals. Sponsored by Wharton, INSEAD and the World Economic Forum, his edited book (coedited by Peter Cornelius) on governance and international capital flows was presented at Davos meetings. He has also written books on comparative management, the Internet and redesigning the business school, and a selection of his articles was published by Oxford University Press in 2008 under the title Knowledge, Options, and Institutions. He is finishing a project sponsored by a European consortium on the complexity of the evolution of venture capital, and a collective book involving more than 20 researchers on the small worlds of national and global corporate governance.

Along with Columbia colleagues Patrick Bolton and Tano Santos, Professor Kogut is organizing a Bernstein Center conference on “Preventing the Next Financial Crisis” that will result in an edited book; Columbia colleague Sid Balachandran and he will contribute the chapter on “Early Warning Signals: Could Regulators and Investors Have Forecast the Crisis?”

Having taught in executive programs in the United States, Europe and China, Professor Kogut has also taught business school classes on governance, ethics, development and international strategy and now teaches the core course on strategy in the MBA and EMBA programs at Columbia Business School.

Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson

UNI: 
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an2368@columbia.edu
Alondra
Nelson
Professor
Phone: 
+1 212 851 7081
Department: 
Sociology
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Race and Ethnicity; Science, Knowledge, and Technology; Biomedicine and Health; Social Movements and Political Sociology; Inequality
Education: 

Ph.D., New York University, 2003

Biographical Note: 

Alondra Nelson is professor of sociology and gender studies at Columbia University, where she has served as the inaugural Dean of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She is president of the Social Science Reseach Council and chair of the American Sociological Association Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. Prior to joining Columbia in 2009, Nelson was on the faculty of Yale University, where she received the Poorvu Award for interdisciplinary teaching excellence.

Professor Nelson is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research focuses on how science and its applications may shape the social world, including aspects of personal identification, racial formation, and collective action. In turn, she also explores the ways in which social groups reject, challenge, engage and, in some instances, adopt and mobilize conceptualizations of race, ethnicity, and gender derived from scientific and technical domains. She recently began new ethnographic research that examines grassroots responses to the STEM-field crisis and a study of science and technology policy in the Obama administration.

Her most recent book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome (Beacon Press, 2016), traces how claims about ancestry are marshaled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. She also took up these themes in a series of publications that are among the earliest empirical investigations of direct-to-consumer genetic testing: “Bio Science: Genetic Ancestry Testing and the Pursuit of African Ancestry” (Social Studies of Science 38, 2008), "The Factness of Diaspora: The Social Sources of Genetic Genealogy" (in Revisiting Race in a Genomics Age, Rutgers University Press, 2008), and "DNA Ethnicity as Black Social Action?"(Cultural Anthropology 28, 2013). The Social Life of DNA will soon be available in an Arabic translation and is a finalist for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction.

Nelson is also the author of Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), which was recognized with four scholarly awards, including the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Society and the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender and Class. A finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award, Body and Soul is the first book-length exploration of the radical organization’s health-focused activities and has been translated into French.

Nelson has edited three works: Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History (with Keith Wailoo and Catherine Lee; Rutgers University Press, 2012); "Afrofuturism," a special issue of Social Text (Duke, 2002); and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life (with Thuy Linh N. Tu; New York University Press, 2001).

Nelson's research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She was a member of the NSF-sponsored Council on Big Data, Ethics, and Society, sits on the editorial boards of Social Studies of Science, Social Text, and Public Culture, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Data & Society Research Institute. Her essays, reviews, and commentary have appeared in the Washington Post, Science, Boston Globe, and on National Public Radio, among other venues.

Professor Nelson was an external fellow at the W.E.B Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She has also been a visiting fellow at the BIOS Centre at the London School of Economics, the Bavarian-American Academy, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Academy of Advanced African Studies at the University of Bayreuth.

Raised in Southern California, Nelson received her B.A. (magna cum laude), from the University of California at San Diego, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Ph.D. from New York University in 2003.

Visit Professor Nelson's website, follow news about The Social Life of DNA, follow news about Body and Soul, and join her on Twitter here and here.

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Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

UNI: 
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kw2510@columbia.edu
Priscilla
Ferguson
Professor
Phone: 
+1 212 854 5622
Room: 
609 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Cultural Sociology, cuisinology
Education: 

Ph.D., Columbia, 1967

Biographical Note: 

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: The Making of a Culture (1984) and Paris as Revolution: Reading the 19th-century City (1994), focus on the institutions of French and especially Parisian culture., Accounting for Taste: The triumph of French cuisine (2004), examines the elaboration and institutionalization of cuisine and gastronomy as prime components of French identity. Word of Mouth (2014) adopts a comparative perspective to consider the many texts, from ads to literature, films and television shows, that make food so central , and so chracteristic, a concern in the 21st century.

Publications: 

Blogs etc on Word of Mouth

1.       Word of Mouth : What we talk about when we talk about food           http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520273924

2.     Pg. 99: Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson's "Word of Mouth"
    <http://americareads.blogspot.com/2014/07/pg-99-priscilla-parkhurst-fergusons.html>
  * The Page 99 Test:    <http://page99test.blogspot.com/2014/07/priscilla-parkhurst-fergusons-word-of.html>              //Word  of Mouth/

3.      http://americareads.blogspot.com/2014/07/cover-story-word-of-mouth.html

       4.     Huffington Post July 2014 Consuming Country  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/priscilla-parkhurst-ferguson/consuming-country-food-on_b_5564811.html

5.     Link to NPR  interview KERA (West texas)  http://www.kera.org/2014/08/26/the-language-of-food/

       6.     Contexts  article on Competitive Eating  8/14  http://contexts.org/articles/summer-2014/inside-the-extreme-sport-of-competitive-eating/

7.     Zester Daily  “Soapbox” Cooking vs chefing   http://zesterdaily.com/?p=50465  Cooking vs chefing 9/14

Jonathan R. Cole

Jonathan R. Cole

UNI: 
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Jonathan
Cole
John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost Emeritus of the University and Dean Emeritus of Faculties
Phone: 
+1 212 854 1132
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-1132
Department: 
Sociology
3180000
Room: 
820 Jerome Greene Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment
820 Jerome Greene Hall, Mail Code: 3417, United States
Areas of Interest: 
Sociology of Knowledge and Science, Social Theory, Science and Science Policy, Problems in Higher Education, The Uses and Abuses of Social Theories, Social Facts, and Empirical Evidence in Legal Decision-Making.
Education: 

Ph.D., Columbia, 1969

Biographical Note: 

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 - the second longest tenure as Provost in the University's 250-year history. He served as the Director of the Center for the Social Sciences from 1979 to 1987, when he became Vice President for Arts and Sciences.

His scholarly work has focused principally on the development of the sociology of science as a research specialty.  He has authored multiple books and articles on this subject.  His most recent book is: The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensible National Role, and Why it Must Be Protected (Public Affairs, 2010).

Jonathan R. Cole was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1975-76. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1975-76). He spent the 1986-87 academic year as a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. In 1992, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an elected Member of the American Philosophical Society; Member, Council on Foreign Relations; and Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Angela A. Aidala

Angela A. Aidala

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Angela
Aidala
Associate Research Scientist of Sociomedical Sciences
Phone: 
+1 212 305 7023
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
Room: 
503, 722 W 168th Street
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Education: 

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1980

Biographical Note: 

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 collaboration with the HIV Planning Council and the New York Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Each year multiple reports are written, responding to the questions, interests, and priorities of the DOHMH and the Planning Council and its workgroups. To date, over 130 reports have been written examining a range of topics with focus on unmet health and social service needs, trends in service utilization, and various outcomes among multiple CHAIN cohorts. CHAIN has been a major source of service planning data for the City since 1994. All reports are available at no cost and widely distributed to provider, advocacy, and consumer communities.

Dr. Aidala is currently the Principal Investigator for the New York City, Frequent Users of Services Enhancement ( FUSE) Evaluation. FUSE is a supportive housing intervention for homeless re-entry populations with multiple episodes of homelessness and correctional involvement. FUSE in an interagency initiative implemented by the New York City Departments of Correction (DOC), Homeless Services (DHS) and Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in collaboration with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and a local housing providers.

Harrison C. White

Harrison C. White

UNI: 
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hcw2@columbia.edu
Harrison
White
Biographical Note: 

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 University of Arizona, and he has served on the board of directors of an urban system consulting firm. His current work centers on control processes through agency, and how this shapes the use of time.

Saskia Sassen

Saskia Sassen

UNI: 
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aeb2027@columbia.edu
Saskia
Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology
Phone: 
+1 212 854 0790
Campus Phone: 
MS 4-0790
Department: 
Sociology
3180000
Room: 
713 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
713 Knox Hall, 606 West 122nd St, Mail Code: Columbia University,New York NY, United States
Areas of Interest: 
Globalization, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Transnational Processes
Education: 

Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1974

Biographical Note: 

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), A Sociology of Globalization (W.W.Norton 2007), and the 4th fully updated edition of Cities in a World Economy (Sage 2011). The Global City came out in a new fully updated edition in 2001.  Her books are translated into twenty-one languages. She is currently working on When Territory Exits Existing Frameworks (Under contract with Harvard University Press). She contributes regularly to www.OpenDemocracy.net and www.HuffingtonPost.com


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Sudhir Venkatesh

Sudhir Venkatesh

UNI: 
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Sudhir
Venkatesh
Biographical Note: 

After September, 2016, Sudhir Venkatesh can be reached at:

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Menlo Park, CA 94025

Shamus Khan

Shamus Khan

UNI: 
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sk2905@columbia.edu
Shamus
Khan
Professor
Chair
Phone: 
+1 212 854 2489
Campus Phone: 
(212) 854-2489
Department: 
Sociology
Room: 
609 Knox
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Culture, Theory, Elites, Education, Gender, and Deliberative Politics
Education: 

Ph.D., Wisconsin, 2008

Biographical Note: 

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 of Research (Oxford 2013, with Dana Fisher), Approaches to Ethnography (Oxford 2017, with Colin Jerolmack) and am completing Exceptional: The Astors, Elite New York, and the Story of American Inequality (Princeton, forthcoming). I was the director of a Russell Sage Foundation working group on “The Political Influence of Economic Elites;” and the principal investigator on a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation project using the New York Philharmonic archives to uncover the character of their subscribers from the 1870s-present.  In addition to my primary focus, I also write in the areas of gender theory, deliberative politics, and research methodology. I am currently the co-PI (with Jennifer Hirsch) of the qualitative portion of SHIFT, a large scale research project on sexual assault and sexual health among Columbia University undergraduates. I recently served as an opinion columnist for Time Magazine and continue to write about sociology in the popular press. For more information, including links to my written work, see: http://shamuskhan.com 

Peter Bearman

Peter Bearman

UNI: 
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psb17@columbia.edu
Peter
Bearman
Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences
Phone: 
+1 212 854 3094
Campus Phone: 
212 854 3094
Room: 
701b Knox Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Areas of Interest: 
Social Networks, Comparative Historical Sociology, Theory, Qualitative Design,
Biographical Note: 

Peter Bearman is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics (INCITE) and the Cole Professor of Social Science at Columbia University. A specialist in network analysis, he co-designed the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. He has also conducted research in historical sociology, including Relations into Rhetorics: Local Elite Social Structure in Norfolk, England, 1540-1640 (Rutgers, 1993). He is the author of Doormen (University of Chicago Press, 2005). He is an editor of the Handbook of Analytical Sociology (Oxford University Press, 2009) and edits with Shamus Khan the "Middle Range" series  at the Columbia University Press.

A recipient of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2007, Bearman investigated the social determinants of the autism epidemic. He is working on the analysis of event and relational sequences, the neural signatures associated with navigating social structure, and qualitative research design. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the National Academy of Science.

He teaches introductory sociology, qualitative research design, research design, social networks, and classical social theory.

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