Herbert J. Gans

Herbert J. Gans

Research Interests

Biographical Notes

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, as well as about his career-long prime subject: equality and democracy.




  • Gans, Herbert J. "Sociology and Journalism: A Comparative Analysis." Contemporary Sociology 47.1 (2018): 3-10.


  • Gans, Herbert J. Sociology and social policy: essays on community, economy, and society. Columbia University Press, 2017.
  • Gans, Herbert J. "Political Education for a Fairer Economy." Challenge 60.5 (2017): 449-454.