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Thomas DeGloma

Thomas DeGloma received his Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University. He specializes in the areas of culture, cognition, memory, symbolic interaction, and sociological theory. His research interests also include the sociology of time, knowledge, autobiography, identity, and trauma. 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. Professor DeGloma has also published articles in Social Psychology Quarterly, Symbolic Interaction, Sociological Forum, and the American Journal of Cultural Sociology, and is an Associate Editor of Symbolic Interaction. 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. Professor DeGloma teaches courses on cognitive sociology/social memory studies, interpersonal behavior (microsociology/symbolic interaction), and classical and contemporary sociological theory.

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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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