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Julia Behrman

Julia Behrman

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Education; Sex and Gender

Area(s) of Interest: Family, Gender, Demography, Education, Health

Phone number: 847-467-4069
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 323
julia.behrman@northwestern.edu

Charles Camic

Charles Camic

Lorraine H. Morton Professor of Sociology

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 number: (847) 491-5671
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 107
c-camic@northwestern.edu

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo

Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sexualities; Transnationalism and Immigration; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Sexualities, Race/Ethnicity, Migration, Transnationalism, Health Promotion, and HIV/AIDS.

Phone number: (847) 467-0516
Office location: 1808 Chicago Ave, Room 101
hector@northwestern.edu

Bruce Carruthers

Bruce Carruthers

John D. MacArthur Chair and Professor of Sociology - On Leave (Academic Year)

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 number: (847) 467-1251
b-carruthers@northwestern.edu

Anthony S. Chen

Anthony S. Chen

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies

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 number: (847) 467-0515
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 222
anthony-chen@northwestern.edu

Jean Clipperton

Jean Clipperton

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Specialty Area(s): Law and Society; Political Sociology; Quantitative Methodology; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: European Union; Comparative Law

Phone number: (847) 467-6314
Office location: Scott Hall, Room 021
jean.clipperton@northwestern.edu

Steven Epstein

Steven Epstein

Professor and Chair of Sociology, John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities

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 number: (847) 491-5536
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, room 206
s-epstein@northwestern.edu

Wendy Espeland

Wendy Espeland

Professor - On Leave (Academic Year)

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Economic Sociology; Education; Environment and Technology; Law and Society; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Sexualities; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Sociology

Phone number: (847) 467-1252
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 207
wne741@northwestern.edu

Gary Alan Fine

Gary Alan Fine

James E. Johnson Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Social Movements; Social Psychology; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Sociology

Phone number: (847) 491-3495
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 221
g-fine@northwestern.edu

Wendy Griswold

Wendy Griswold

Bergen Evans Professor of Humanities, Professor of Sociology

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 number: (847) 491-2701
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 227
w-griswold@northwestern.edu

John Hagan

John Hagan

John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law

Specialty Area(s): Delinquency; Law and Society; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Criminology

Phone number: (847) 491-5688
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 207
jhagan@abfn.org

Carol Heimer

Carol Heimer

Professor of Sociology and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation

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 number: (847) 491-7480
Office location: 1808 Chicago Ave., Room 109
c-heimer@northwestern.edu

Albert Hunter

Albert Hunter

Professor, Director of Urban/Communities Workshop, Faculty Chair Public Affairs Residential College

Specialty Area(s): Crime and Criminal Justice; Delinquency; Literature; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Political Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Theory; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Multimethod Research, Rhetoric and Literature, Urban Sociology

Phone number: (847) 491-3804
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 203
ahunter@northwestern.edu

James Mahoney

James Mahoney

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

Specialty Area(s): Development and Change; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Comparative Sociology, Development, Methodology

Phone number: (847) 467-0917 and (847) 491-2626
Office location: Scott Hall, Room 402
james-mahoney@northwestern.edu

Aldon Morris

Aldon Morris

Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

Specialty Area(s): Inequality/Stratification; Race, Gender, and Class; Religion; Social Movements; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Social Movements and Protest, Sociological Theory, Sociology of W. E. B. Du Bois, Social Inequality, Race

Phone number: (847) 491-3448
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 102
amorris@northwestern.edu

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

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

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 number: (847) 491-3203
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 321
r-nelson@northwestern.edu

Laura Beth Nielsen

Laura Beth Nielsen

Professor and Director of Legal Studies

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 number: (847) 491-3718
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 209
l-nielsen@northwestern.edu

Ann Shola Orloff

Ann Shola Orloff

Professor of Sociology and Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Chair

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 number: (847) 491-5415
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 201
a-orloff@northwestern.edu

Andrew V.  Papachristos

Andrew V. Papachristos

Professor

Specialty Area(s): Crime and Criminal Justice; Delinquency; Inequality/Stratification; Law and Society; Quantitative Methodology; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Social Networks, Urban Neighborhoods, Gun Violence, Street Gangs, and Policing

Phone number: (847) 467-1250
Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 223
avp@northwestern.edu

Mary Pattillo

Mary Pattillo

Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

Specialty Area(s): Crime and Criminal Justice; Inequality/Stratification; Race, Gender, and Class; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality

Phone number: (847) 491-3409 (Sociology); (847) 491-2036 (AFAM)
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Rm 202 (Sociology); 5-111 Crowe Hall (AFAM)
m-pattillo@northwestern.edu

Christine Percheski

Christine Percheski

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Demography; Family; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work

Area(s) of Interest: Family, Demography, Stratification and Social Inequality, Work and Occupations, Health

Phone number: (847) 491-2697
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 208
c-percheski@northwestern.edu

Monica Prasad

Monica Prasad

Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies

Specialty Area(s): Economic Sociology; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: Comparative Historical Analysis

Phone number: (847) 491-3899
Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 327
m-prasad@northwestern.edu

Lincoln Quillian

Lincoln Quillian

Professor

Specialty Area(s): Demography; Inequality/Stratification; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Social Psychology; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Urban Sociology, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Research Methods, Demography

Phone number: (847) 491-7488
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 303
l-quillian@northwestern.edu

Beth Redbird

Beth Redbird

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Economic Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: Social Closure and Rent, American Indian Inequality, Affluence, Social Interaction, and Survey Methodology

Phone number: (847) 467-3985
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 121
redbird@northwestern.edu

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies

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 number: (847) 467-4139
Office location: 1808 Chicago Ave, Room 103
michael.rodriguez@northwestern.edu

Karrie Ann Snyder

Karrie Ann Snyder

Associate Professor of Instruction

Specialty Area(s): Family; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Sex and Gender

Area(s) of Interest: Work, Health

Phone number: (847) 467-0517
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 106
karrie-snyder@northwestern.edu

Quincy Thomas Stewart

Quincy Thomas Stewart

Associate Professor of Sociology

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 number: (847) 491-7044
q-stewart@northwestern.edu

Susan Thistle

Susan Thistle

Associate Professor of Instruction

Specialty Area(s): Environment and Technology; Historical Sociology; Sex and Gender

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Gender, Historical and Comparative

Phone number: (847) 491-3358
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 110
s-thistle@northwestern.edu

Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

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 number: (847) 491-4805
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 302
c-watkins@northwestern.edu

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