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Mike Owen Benediktsson 1603 HW (212) 772-5583
Lynn Chancer 1602 HW (212) 772-5585
Margaret Chin 1617 HW (212) 772-4842
Erica Chito-Childs 1604 HW (212) 772-5574
Thomas DeGloma 1604 HW (212) 369-6255
Nancy Foner 1618 HW (212) 772-5640
Mark Halling 1603 HW (212) 772-5648
Jack Hammond 1605 HW (212) 772-5573
Jessica Halliday Hardie 1648 HW (212) 772-5649
Donald Hernandez 1627 HW (212) 772-5636
Marnia Lazreg 1626 HW (212) 772-5570
Howard Lune 1601 HW (212) 772-5641
Joong-Hwan Oh 1628 HW (212) 772-5588
Pamela Stone 1621 HW (212) 772-5586
Peter Tuckel 1617 HW (212) 772-5582
Michael Wood 1619 HW (212) 772-5572


Mike Owen Benediktsson
Ph.D. Sociology, Princeton University

Teaching interests

Urban Sociology, Cultural Sociology, and the Sociology of the Media

Research interests
Social Implications of Material Objects, Technological Artifacts, and Design. Changes in Urban Built Space.  New York City.

Selected Publications

Book Manuscript:
Benediktsson, Mike Owen. In the Midst of Things: The Social Life of Objects in the Soft City. (Under preparation.)

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

  • Benediktsson, Mike Owen, Brian Lamberta, and Erika Larsen. “Taming a Chaotic Concept: Gentrification and Segmented Consumption in Brooklyn, 2002-2012.” Conditionally accepted at Urban Geography.
  • Benediktsson, Mike Owen, Bradley Kingston, Daniel Alexander, Jhanidya Bermeo, Joseph Contreras, Wendy T. Harper, Jon Henkin, Fausto Lopez, Randy Wagenheim, and Aaron Williams. “Hybrid Strategies: Allocating Involvement in the Digital Age.” Forthcoming in Symbolic Interaction. 
  • Benediktsson, Mike Owen. “Beyond the Sidewalk: Pedestrian Risk and Material Mismatch in the American Suburbs.” Forthcoming in Mobilities.

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Lynn Chancer
Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 1989

Teaching Interests
Contemporary Theory; Classical Theory; Criminology; Deviance; Sociology of Law; Feminist Theory; Gender, Race and Class; Social Psychology and the Psychosocial; Cultural Sociology.

Research Interests

Cultural sociology; psychosocial studies; social movements and public sociology; theory, gender and sexualities; political economy; race, gender, and social policy.

Selected Publications

  • Lynn Chancer and John Andrews, ed. The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis: Diverse Perspectives on the Psychosocial (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • Lynn Chancer, High Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005)
  • Lynn Chancer, Reconcilable Differences: Beauty, Pornography and the Future of Feminism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998)
  • Sadomasochism in Everyday Life (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992). 

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Margaret Chin
Phd in Sociology; Columbia University

Teaching Interests
Prof Chin teaches Sociology of the Family, Migration and Immigration to the US, Children of Immigrants, Urban Sociology and Ethnography.

Research Interests
Margaret’s general research interests include contemporary immigration to the United States including the working poor, young and adult children of immigrants, ethnic media and change in the Asian American community, especially the growth and change in Chinatowns in New York City. In particular, she is working on a book manuscript on adult Asian Americans and Work.

Selected Publications

  • With Min Zhou and Rebecca Kim. “The Transformation of Chinese America: New York vs. Los Angeles”  a chapter in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future edited by Halle and Beveridge. Oxford University Press. 2013.
  • “Changing Expectations: Economic Downturns and Immigrant Chinese Women in New York City” a chapter in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age edited by Guevarra, Florez-Gonzalez, Chang, and Toro-Morn.  University of Illinois Press. 2013.
  • “The Right Hand and the Left hand: Contradictory Social Policies in the Lives of the Working Poor.” By Katherine Newman and Margaret M. Chin. A chapter in American Democracy and the Pursuit of Equality edited by Merlin Chowkwanyun and Randa Serhan. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers 2011.
  • Sewing Women: Immigrants and the NYC Garment Industry. Columbia University Press. 2005.
  • “Moving On: Chinese Garment Workers after 9/11.” A chapter in Wounded City: The Social Impact of 9/11, edited by Nancy Foner. New York: Russell Sage Foundation 2005.

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Erica Chito-Childs
Ph.D. in Sociology, Fordham University 2002

Teaching Interests
Family, Race and Multiculturalism, Media and Popular Culture, Focus Groups

Research Interests
Race and Ethnic Relations, Multiracialism; Media and Popular Culture; Education

Selected Publications

  • 2014.    Childs, Erica Chito. “A Global Look at Mixing: Problems, Pitfalls and Possibilities,” Journal of Intercultural Studies 
Vol. 35 (6): 677-688.
  • 2009     Childs, Erica Chito. Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Media and Popular Culture. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • 2005    Childs, Erica Chito. Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples    and Their Social Worlds. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • 2005    Childs, Erica Chito. “Looking Behind the Stereotypes of the “Angry Black Woman”: An Exploration of Black Women’s Responses to Interracial Relationships.”  Gender & Society. Volume 19 (4):544-561

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Thomas DeGloma
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Teaching Interests
Cognitive Sociology/Social Memory Studies, Interpersonal Behavior (microsociology/symbolic interaction), Cultural Sociology, Classical and Contemporary Sociological Theory

Research Interests
Professor DeGloma’s recent book, Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery (University of Chicago Press, 2014), explores the stories people tell about life-changing discoveries of “truth” and illuminates the ways that individuals and communities use autobiographical stories to weigh in on salient moral and political controversies. This book addresses a wide variety of subject matters, including trauma, war, sexuality, and religion. He is currently working on his second book, which explores the phenomenon of anonymity and the impact of anonymous actors in various social situations and interactions throughout history.

Selected Publications

  • DeGloma, Thomas. 2014. Seeing the Light: The Social Logic of Personal Discovery. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press.
  • DeGloma, Thomas. Anonymous: The Performance and Impact of Hidden Identities. Book manuscript in progress.
  • DeGloma, Thomas. 2015. “The Strategies of Mnemonic Battle: On the Alignment of Autobiographical and Collective Memories in Conflicts over the Past.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 3, 1:156-190.
  • DeGloma, Thomas. 2014. “The Unconscious in Cultural Dispute: On the Ethics of Psychosocial Discovery.” Pp. 77-98 in The Unhappy Divorce of Psychoanalysis and Sociology: Diverse Perspectives on the Psychosocial. Lynn Chancer and John Andrews (eds). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • DeGloma, Thomas. 2011. "Defining Social Illness in a Diagnostic World: Trauma and the Cultural Logic of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." Pp. 59-82 in Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 12: Sociology of Diagnosis. McGann, PJ and David J. Hutson (eds). Emerald Publishing Group: Wales, UK.

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Nancy Foner
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Teaching Interests
International migration; New York City

Research Interests
Immigration; comparative migration studies; race and ethnicity; urban

Selected Publications

  • Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe (with Richard Alba, Princeton University Press, 2015).
  • One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century (Columbia University Press, 2013).
  • From Ellis Island to JFK: New York’s Two Great Waves of Immigration (Yale University Press, 2000)

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John Hammond
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1972
Professor, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York since 1984

Teaching Interests
Social Movements, Latin America, Human Rights

Research Interests
Occupy Wall Street, The Latin American left, The Brazilian Landless Farmworkers Movement, Human rights and warfare, Methodological approaches to social and economic rights

Selected Publications

  • The Politics of Benevolence: Revival Religion and American Voting Behavior (Ablex Publishing Corp., 1979)
  • Building Popular Power: Workers' and Neighborhood Movements in the Portuguese Revolution (Monthly Review Press, 1988)
  • Fighting to Learn: Popular Education and Guerrilla War in El Salvador (Rutgers University Press, 1998)

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Mark Halling
BA University of Minnesota

Teaching Interests
Mark is a Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor in the department. He teaches courses in Introduction to Sociology, Classical Social Theory, Contemporary Social Theory and Sociology of Medicine. He also regularly develops new special topics courses, such as Sociology of Film and Sociology of the Body.

Research Interests
His research interests are in Film and Media, Crime and Deviance, and Social History.

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Jessica Hardie
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2009

Teaching Interests
Social statistics, research methods, sociology of education, race/class/gender

Research Interests
Race, class, and gender disparities in the transition to adulthood; health and family relationships; educational transitions and institutions; social capital

Selected Publications

  • Hardie, Jessica Halliday. Forthcoming. “The Best Laid Plans: Social Capital in the Development of Girls’ Educational and Occupational Plans.” Social Problems.
  • Hardie, Jessica Halliday. 2014. “The Consequences of Unrealized Expectations in the Transition to Adulthood.” Social Science Research 48: 196-211.
  • Hardie, Jessica Halliday and Nancy S. Landale. 2013. “Profiles of Risk: Maternal Health, Socioeconomic Status, and Child Well-being.” Journal of Marriage and Family 75: 651-666.

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Donald Hernandez
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Teaching Interests
Children and Public Policy

Research Interests
Child Well-Being and Public Policy

Selected Publications

  • Hernandez, Donald J. and Jeffery S. Napierala.  Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes:  How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Families. New York, Foundation for Child Development, July 2014.
  • Hernandez, Donald J. and Jeffery S. Napierala. Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America’s New Non-Majority Generation New York, Foundation for Child Development, July 2013.
  • Hernandez, Donald J. and Jeffery S. Napierala. Children in Immigrant Families: Essential to America’s Future New York, Foundation for Child Development, June 2012.
  • Hernandez, Donald J. PreK-3rd: Next Steps for Longitudinal Data Systems New York, Foundation for Child Development, April, 2012.
  • Hernandez, Donald J. Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation. Baltimore:  Annie E. Casey Foundation, April 2011.
  • Hernandez, Donald J. Declining Fortunes of Children in Middle-Class Families: Economic Inequality and Child Well-Being in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Foundation for Child Development, January, 2011.
  • Hernandez, Donald J., Nancy A. Denton, and Suzanne E. Macartney, “Early Childhood Education Programs:  Accounting for Low Enrollment in Immigrant and Minority Families”. In Richard Alba and Mary A. Waters (eds.) The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in Comparative Perspective, New York: NYU Press, 2011.

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Joong-Hwan Oh
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1999

Teaching Interests
Urban Sociology; Immigration; and Digital Sociology

Research Interests
Research interests: offline and online immigrant communities; linking specific population groups (racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly) to urban issues (social inequality, crime, social disorganizations)

Selected Publications

  • Oh, Joong-Hwan, and Jung-Hee Lee. 2014. Asian Values, Ethnic Identity, and Acculturation among Ethnic Asian Wives in South Korea, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Vol. 15: 73-91.
  • Oh, Joong-Hwan, and Sangmoon Kim. 2009. Aging, Neighborhood Attachment, and Fear of Crime: Testing Reciprocal Effects, Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 36(7): 1-20.
  • Oh, Joong-Hwan. 2008. The Quest to Understand Self-Employment in American Metropolitan Areas, Urban Studies, Vol. 41(11): 469-490.
  • Oh, Joong-Hwan. 2007. Economic Incentive, Embeddedness, and Social Support: A Study of Korean-owned Nail Salon Workers’ Rotating Credit Associations, International Migration Review, Vol. 41(3): 623-655.

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Michael Wood
Ph.D., Univ of Texas, 1978

Teaching Interests
Consumer behavior, research methodology and applied statistics, history and development of consumer society, social psychology

Research Interests
History of consumer society and business institutions, consumer behavior decision-making, socio-cultural change and the self, sociology student learning and assessment, informed consent in medicine and research

Selected Publications

  • M.Wood, “Discretionary Buying in Consumer Society,” Journal of Consumer Behaviour 4(4) 268-281 (2005)
  • Roberta Spalter-Roth, Mary Scheuer Senter, Pamela Stone, and M.Wood, “ASA’s Bachelor’s and Beyond Survey: Findings and Their Implications for Students and Departments,” Teaching Sociology 38(4) 314-329 (2010)

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Faculty Publications

Across Generations
Building Popular Power
Fighting To Learn
High Profile Crimes
New York and Amsterdam
One Out of These
Opting Out
Questioning The Veil
Sadomasochism In Everyday Life
Seeing The Light
Sewing Women
Strangers No More
The Unhappy Divorce of Sociology and Psychoanalysis
Torture Twilight of Empire
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