BA, philosophy and theology; MA, sociology; PhD, sociology.
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Areas of expertise: classic and contemporary social and sociological theory; gender, masculinities, and sexualities; social and cultural movements; sociology of culture and cultural sociology; social problems, deviance, crime, and social control; and social identities.
Further areas of proficiency and interest: philosophy; qualitative research methods; moralities, social ethics, and questions surrounding social justice; social and developmental psychology, symbolic interactionism, and sociology of emotions; criminology; race, class, gender, and their intersections; sociology of health and food; law, the welfare state, politics, elections, and social service delivery.
Social theorists: Marx and the marxists, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, George Herbert Mead, Sigmund Freud, Norbert Elias, Michel Foucault, Peter Berger, Erving Goffman, Patricia Hill Collins, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, Zygmunt Bauman, etc.
I've taught at a most selective liberal arts college, a highly selective liberal arts college, a highly selective private urban university, a selective urban public college, a less selective urban public university, and two private highly selective Catholic universities. And I've worked on the editorial team of several academic journals. Beyond that, I've worked on Capitol Hill in DC, as well as for large-scale public health studies as a field researcher.
Sociologist. Ethnographer. Political junkie. Urbanophile. Reading addict. Gym rat. Beach bum.
I'll write your paper. You read it. And you'll still learn something.