Core Faculty

Robert Braun | Assistant Professor

Robert Braun
  • Specialty Area(s):  Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Religion; Social Movements
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Altruism and Social Solidarity; Historical Sociology; Peace, War, and Social Conflict; Political Sociology; Sociology of Religion; Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • Phone: (847) 467-4069
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 103
  • E-mail: robert.braun@northwestern.edu

Charles Camic | John Evans Professor of Sociology

Charles Camic
  • Specialty Area(s):  Culture; Education; Historical Sociology; Religion; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Sex and Gender; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Classical/Contemporary Sociological Theory, Sociology of Ideas/Knowledge, Sociology of Science, Historical Sociology, Sociology of Education, History of Sociology and Social Thought
  • Phone: (847) 491-5671
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 107
  • E-mail: c-camic@northwestern.edu

Héctor Carrillo | 
Associate Professor

Héctor Carrillo
  • Specialty Area(s):  Sexualities; Transnationalism and Immigration
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Sexualities, Race/Ethnicity, Migration, Transnationalism, Health Promotion, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Phone: (847) 467-0516
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Ave, Room 101
  • E-mail: hector@northwestern.edu

Bruce Carruthers | John D. MacArthur Chair and 
Professor of Sociology
, Director - Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Bruce Carruthers
  • Specialty Area(s):  Economic Sociology; Historical Sociology; Law and Society; Organizations, Occupations, and Work
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Comparative Sociology, Economy and Society, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Organizations
  • Phone: (847) 467-1251
  • E-mail: b-carruthers@northwestern.edu

Anthony S. Chen | Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Anthony S. Chen
  • Specialty Area(s):  Economic Sociology; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Social Policy
  • Area(s) of Interest:  American political development since the New Deal with a special focus on business-government relations, civil rights, and social policy
  • Phone: (847) 467-0515
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 222
  • E-mail: anthony-chen@northwestern.edu

Jean Clipperton | Assistant Professor of Instruction

Jean Clipperton
  • Specialty Area(s):  Law and Society; Political Sociology; Quantitative Methodology; Social Policy
  • Area(s) of Interest:  European Union; Comparative Law
  • Phone: (847) 467-6314
  • Office Location: Scott Hall, Room 307
  • E-mail: jean.clipperton@northwestern.edu

Steven Epstein | Professor of Sociology and 
John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities

Steven Epstein
  • Specialty Area(s):  Culture; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Sex and Gender; Sexualities; Social Movements; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Science, knowledge, and technology; Health and biomedicine; Sexualities; Social movements; Theory; culture; Inequalities
  • Phone: (847) 491-5536
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, room 206
  • E-mail: s-epstein@northwestern.edu

Wendy Espeland | Professor

Wendy Espeland
  • Specialty Area(s):  Culture; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Cultural Sociology
  • Phone: (847) 467-1252
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 207
  • E-mail: wne741@northwestern.edu

Gary Alan Fine | John Evans Professor of Sociology

Gary Alan Fine
  • Specialty Area(s):  Culture; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Social Movements; Social Psychology; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Cultural Sociology
  • Phone: (847) 491-3495
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 221
  • E-mail: g-fine@northwestern.edu

Wendy Griswold | Bergen Evans Professor of Humanities, Professor of Sociology, and Director of Graduate Studies

Wendy Griswold
  • Specialty Area(s):  African Studies; Culture; Historical Sociology; Literature; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Urban
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Literature, Urban Representations
  • Phone: (847) 491-2701
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 227
  • E-mail: w-griswold@northwestern.edu

John Hagan | John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law

John Hagan
  • Specialty Area(s):  Delinquency; Law and Society; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Criminology
  • Phone: (847) 491-5688
  • Office Location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 207
  • E-mail: jhagan@abfn.org

Carol Heimer | Professor of Sociology and 
Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation - On Leave

Carol Heimer
  • Specialty Area(s):  African Studies; Development and Change; Law and Society; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Medical Sociology, Sociological Theory
  • Phone: (847) 491-7480
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Ave., Room 109
  • E-mail: c-heimer@northwestern.edu

Albert Hunter | Professor, Director of Urban Studies and Director of Urban/Communities Workshop

Albert Hunter
  • Specialty Area(s):  Delinquency; Literature; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Urban
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Multimethod Research, Rhetoric and Literature, Urban Sociology
  • Phone: (847) 491-3804
  • Office Location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 203
  • E-mail: ahunter@northwestern.edu

James Mahoney | Gordon Fulcher Professor in Decision-Making and 
Professor of Sociology and Political Science

James Mahoney
  • Specialty Area(s):  Development and Change; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Comparative Sociology, Development, Methodology
  • Phone: (847) 467-0917 and (847) 491-2626
  • E-mail: james-mahoney@northwestern.edu

Aldon Morris | Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and 
African American Studies

Aldon Morris
  • Specialty Area(s):  Inequality/Stratification; Race, Gender, and Class; Religion; Social Movements; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Black Social Protest, Sociological Theory, Sociology of W. E. B. Du Bois, Social Inequality, Race
  • Phone: (847) 491-3448
  • Office Location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 102
  • E-mail: amorris@northwestern.edu

Robert Nelson | Professor of Sociology and MacCrate Research Chair at the American Bar Foundation

Robert Nelson
  • Specialty Area(s):  Economic Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Law and Society; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Sociology of Law, Professions, Inequality
  • Phone: (847) 491-3203
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 321
  • E-mail: r-nelson@northwestern.edu

Laura Beth Nielsen | Professor and Director of Legal Studies

Laura Beth Nielsen
  • Specialty Area(s):  Inequality/Stratification; Law and Society; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Sociology of Law, Inequality, Gender, Race
  • Phone: (847) 491-3718
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 209
  • E-mail: l-nielsen@northwestern.edu

Ann Shola Orloff | Professor of Sociology and
 Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Chair

Ann Shola Orloff
  • Specialty Area(s):  Historical Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender; Social Policy; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Comparative Historical Sociology; Global and Transnational Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender; Social Policy; Theory
  • Phone: (847) 491-3719
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 201
  • E-mail: a-orloff@northwestern.edu

Mary Pattillo | Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

Mary Pattillo
  • Specialty Area(s):  Inequality/Stratification; Race, Gender, and Class; Urban
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality
  • Phone: (847) 491-3409 (Sociology); (847) 491-2036 (AFAM)
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Rm 202 (Sociology); 5-111 Crowe Hall (AFAM)
  • E-mail: m-pattillo@northwestern.edu

Christine Percheski | Assistant Professor of Sociology

Christine Percheski
  • Specialty Area(s):  Demography; Family; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Stratification and Social Inequality, Work and Occupations, Health
  • Phone: (847) 491-2697
  • Office Location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 208
  • E-mail: c-percheski@northwestern.edu

Monica Prasad | Professor of Sociology

Monica Prasad
  • Specialty Area(s):  Economic Sociology; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Policy
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Comparative Historical Analysis
  • Phone: (847) 491-3899
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 327
  • E-mail: m-prasad@northwestern.edu

Lincoln Quillian | Professor - On Leave

Lincoln Quillian
  • Specialty Area(s):  Demography; Inequality/Stratification; Quantitative Methodology; Urban
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Urban Sociology, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Research Methods, Demography
  • Phone: (847) 491-7488
  • Office Location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 303
  • E-mail: l-quillian@northwestern.edu

Craig Rawlings | Associate Professor of Instruction

Craig Rawlings
  • Specialty Area(s):  Culture; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Social Psychology
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Social Network Analysis; Sociology of Organizations; Social Psychology; Culture
  • Phone: (847) 467-0917
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 228
  • E-mail: craig.rawlings@northwestern.edu

Beth Redbird | College Fellow

Beth Redbird
  • Specialty Area(s):  Economic Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Social Closure and Rent, American Indian Inequality, Affluence, Social Interaction, and Survey Methodology
  • Phone: (847) 467-3985
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 105
  • E-mail: redbird@northwestern.edu

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz | Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz
  • Specialty Area(s):  Culture; Political Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Theory
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Sociology of Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Knowledge and Culture; Political Sociology; Science and Technology Studies; Social Theory; Ethnography and Qualitative Methodologies
  • Phone: (847) 467-4139
  • Office Location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 323
  • E-mail: michael.rodriguez@northwestern.edu

Karrie Ann Snyder | Associate Professor of Instruction

Karrie Ann Snyder
  • Specialty Area(s):  Family; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Sex and Gender
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Work, Health
  • Phone: (847) 467-0517
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 106
  • E-mail: karrie-snyder@northwestern.edu

Quincy Thomas Stewart | Associate Professor of Sociology

Quincy Thomas Stewart
  • Specialty Area(s):  Aging and the Life Course; Demography; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Race and Ethnicity, Health and Mortality
  • Phone: (847) 491-7044
  • E-mail: q-stewart@northwestern.edu

Susan Thistle | Associate Professor of Instruction

Susan Thistle
  • Specialty Area(s):  Environment and Technology; Historical Sociology; Sex and Gender
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Environment, Gender, Historical and Comparative
  • Phone: (847) 491-3358
  • Office Location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 110
  • E-mail: s-thistle@northwestern.edu

Celeste Watkins-Hayes | Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

Celeste Watkins-Hayes
  • Specialty Area(s):  Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender; Social Policy; Urban
  • Area(s) of Interest:  Urban Poverty, HIV/AIDS, Formal Organizations (non-profit and government), Qualitative Methods
  • Phone: (847) 491-4805
  • Office Location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 302
  • E-mail: c-watkins@northwestern.edu