Donald Treiman

Jeffrey Alexander

Ivan Light

He is the author of numerous articles and of six books on immigration, entrepreneurs, and urban sociology. His earliest book is Ethnic Enterprise in America (University of California, 1972). The next book,Cities in World Perspective (Macmillan, 1983) is a comparative and historical treatment of urban societies around the world.

Lynne Zucker

Organization theory, institutional structure and process, knowledge generation and transfer, comparative international institutions, industrial productivity.


Judith Seltzer

My research interests include kinship patterns, intergenerational obligations, relationships between nonresident fathers and children, and how legal institutions and other policies affect family change. I am especially interested in kinship institutions that are in flux, such as marriage and cohabitation in the contemporary United States or divorced and non-marital families. I also explore ways to improve the quality of survey data on families. In 2013 my colleagues and I added a module with family rosters to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to provide new data on U.S. family networks. My teaching focuses on family and kinship and on population-related topics. I am currently a member of the Committee on National Statistics of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. I am a past president of the Population Association of America and have held elected offices in the American Sociological Association’s sections on family (which I chaired) and population. In 2021, I received the ASA Family Section Distinguished Career Award.

Jack Katz

Current research: I am currently analyzing the results of an interview and observational study of six neighborhoods in Hollywood. The research was conducted with (then) post-doc Peter Ibarra and (then) graduate student, Maggie Kusenbach. My studies on the relationship of the body and the self, using videotape, ethnographic observation, and historical materials on everyday life, are continuing. My long-term interests are in developing a naturalistic social psychology and in advancing the methodological understanding of ethnography.

Jeffrey Prager

Special interest in past social traumas, and the relation between mechanisms of forgiveness and reparations to the creation of post-traumatic solidaristic communities.

John Heritage

This involves looking at social interaction from the point of view of how it is constructed, the social, cultural and psychological factors that impact its implementation, and its impact on social outcomes, including the distribution of goods and services and the (re-)production of social structure. 

Robert M. Emerson

 Many of my writings examine the processes of doing ethnographic research, beginning with how fieldworkers orient to and record written accounts of ongoing social interaction, ending with how researchers can produce empirically grounded analyses of ongoing social life from these accounts.

Duane Champagne

Empirically, I have looked at institutional change and variation among native American societies and their social, economic and political responses to Western influences (i.e. incorporation into the world system, geopolitical competition and trans-societal cultural interactions). Other related interests include theory, historical and comparative analysis, and fieldwork.


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