COVID-19 Update

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Department Chair: Julie Phillips, Email: soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu
Graduate Director: Steven Brechin, Email: gpd@sociology.rutgers.edu
Undergraduate Director: Sharon Bzostek, Email: ug-dir@sociology.rutgers.edu
Senior Department Administrator: Lisa Iorillo, Email: liorillo@sociology.rutgers.edu
Graduate Program Coordinator: Marie Ferguson, Email: meferguson@sociology.rutgers.edu
Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Carissa Nadonley, Email: undergrad-soc@sociology.rutgers.edu

Global Structures

Global Structures

  • Böröcz, József

    Jozsef photo Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 132A

    Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in classical sociological theory, global structures and change, historical sociology, and historical-comparative methods. His interests include narrative and visual sociologies of historical experiences, politics and performing arts, knowledge and otherness, large-scale (indeed global) transformations, and intersections of political economy, geopolitics, coloniality, ethics, aesthetics and power.

  • Brechin, Steven

    Fac Brechin StevenProfessor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 133

    Professor and Graduate Director of Sociology, his teaching and research interests include organizations, politics, public opinion, and the environment.  As a comparative sociologist, Steve explores social phenomenon from local to global levels of analyses.  

  • Brooks, Ethel

    brooks thumbAssociate Professor
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    Office: 132 George Street
    Office Phone: 732-445-7395

    Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, teaches courses in comparative and historical sociology, globalization and postcolonial social formations.  Her research interests include the sociology of gender and labor, critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, gender and development, consumption, comparative sociology, Central American studies, South Asian studies, nationalism, post-coloniality and critical race theory.  She is currently finishing a book on transnational organizing in the garment industry with a focus on Dhaka , San Salvador and New York City.

  • Chaudhary, Ali R.

    Fac Chaudhary AliAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 132B

    Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Chaudhary’s research interests lie at the intersection of international migration, organizations, and the sociology of music. His scholarship examines how symbolic boundaries such as race, nationality, religion, and nativity shape several social processes such as immigrant integration, nonprofit sector development, cultural incorporation through music, and the racialized production of musical instruments and music genres. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on immigration in the United States, comparative immigration studies, and contemporary sociological theory.  His latest research examines how race and nativity informed the employment experiences of musicians during the second half of the twentieth century and how these boundaries affect contemporary musicians in metropolitan New York City.    

  • Dinzey-Flores, Zaire

    dinzey thumbAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 119

    Associate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Sociology, teaches courses on urbanism, Caribbean societies and development, race and ethnicity, and research methods. Her research interests are in the areas of urbanism, space and place, the built environment, race and ethnicity, social inequality, mixed-method research, criminal justice, Latin America and Caribbean Studies, and African Diaspora. She is currently working on a book that examines the social impacts of gates in public and private housing in Puerto Rico.  

  • Salime, Zakia

    SalimeAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 137
    Office Phone: 848-932-7798

    Zakia Salime teaches courses in feminist theory, gender, globalization, contemporary social theory, social movements, postcolonial theory. Salime’s book: Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco (Minnesota, 2011) illustrates this interplay of global regimes of rights and local discourses by exploring the spaces of encounters of liberal feminism and Islamism in Morocco.  Her co-edited volume Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Spaces in the Arab Revolutions (Duke, 2016) explores how bodies, subjectivities and memories were constituted and constitutive of sexed and gendered spaces during the North African and Middle Easter Uprisings of 2011. Salime’s current book manuscript explores global extractive modes of governance through the study of land-and-resource-grab in Morocco. The study unpacks the nexus of law, power, gender, and capital through attending to peasant populations' quotidian dealing with the state and its regimes of legality, citizenship, inclusion and exclusion.  Salime publications encompass a wide range of interests including urban youth protests and music, Islamophobia, war and racial politics in the U.S.