Derek Burk
Advisor: Carruthers

Areas of Interest

Economic Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Social Movements, Sociology of Emotions, Cognitive Sociology, Consumers and Consumption


Current Research

I am assessing the role played by 1960s-era social movements (such as the organic and natural foods movement, the New Left, the environmental movement, and the counterculture) in the rise of “New Wave” food co-ops in the 1960s and 1970s using a combination of quantitative and archival methods.


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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S Departments of Political Science and Sociology invite applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2016. Further details about the position are available online at 



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