Organizations, Networks, and Work

Organizations, Networks, and Work

  • 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 conducts research on race, immigration, organizations, and music. His scholarship examines how group-level markers (e.g. race, ethnicity, religion, etc.) correspond with categorical inequalities for immigrants and minority groups across the Global North. Recent scholarship examines the effects of stigma and geopolitical contexts on civic engagement and immigrant-led nonprofits. In his latest work, Chaudhary draws on the sociology of race and immigration to interrogate the production and performance of music in the 21st century.

  • Clarke, Lee

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    Office: Davison Hall, 113

    Professor of Sociology, writes about organizations, failure, disaster, risk communication, and the boundaries between politics and science. His last work, Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2006. Clarke is currently writing a book about how science and politics meet, and don’t meet, regarding the loss of America’s wetlands and the idea of “coastal restoration.”  

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  • Davidson, Thomas

    dinzey thumbAssistant Professor
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    Davison Hall

    Thomas Davidson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 2020. His research interests include political sociology, social movements, and the sociology of culture. Much of his research uses digital trace data from social media and other websites in combination with computational methods including natural language processing and machine-learning.

  • Friedman, Brittany

    Picture Brittany FriedmanAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall 043

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in punishment and social control, criminology, and racial inequality. Her research focuses on race and prison order, penal policy, and the intersections between institutions and monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system. She is currently finishing a book about the institutionalization of control strategies designed to eradicate Black political protest and the resulting consequences for the prison social system.

  • Mai, Quan

    Mai QuanAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 049

    Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Mai’s research and teaching interests include work & occupations, social stratification, social movements, research methods, and environmental sociology. His scholarship focuses on how a range of social relations—including employment relations, race-ethnic relations, state regulatory capacity, and social movements—combine in the economy, polity, and in urban spaces to influence processes of social stratification. His current projects explore various consequences of nonstandard employment for workers’ labor market outcomes and socioeconomic well-being.

  • McLean, Paul

    FAC McLean PaulProfessor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 133

    Professor of Sociology, teaches courses on sociological theory, network analysis, political and economic sociology, and the sociology of culture. One main line of research explores the relationship between social network structure and cultural practices and schemata. The Art of the Network(Duke UP, 2007) treated this relationship by examining political patronage networks and letter-writing in Renaissance Florence. His second book, Culture in Networks (Polity, 2017), explores various ways in which culture and networks intersect across sundry aspects of social life. Other interests include politics in early modern states, the network organization of the Renaissance economy, Adam Smith's social theory, and the culture of videogaming. 

       

  • Shepherd, Hana

    Fac Shepherd HanaAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 037

    Assistant Professor of Sociology. Shepherd teaches classes in interventions and social change, organizations, and culture. She studies how social networks, social norms and group processes, culture, and organizations facilitate or impede social change. She is currently working on a series of projects on the enforcement of local labor law, and on social networks and low-wage work.