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Vilna Bashi

Vilna Bashi

Osborn Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Development and Change; Inequality/Stratification; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Theory; Transnationalism and Immigration

Phone number: 847-467-1327
Office location: 1812 Chicago Ave, Room 102
vilna.bashi@northwestern.edu

Julia Behrman

Julia Behrman

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): African Studies; Demography; Family; Quantitative Methodology; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: Family, Gender, Demography, Education, Health

Phone number: 847-467-4069
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 323
julia.behrman@northwestern.edu

Claudio Benzecry

Claudio Benzecry

Professor of Communication Studies and Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Qualitative Methodology; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Sociology of the Arts, Cultural Production, Latin America, Globalization

claudio.benzecry@northwestern.edu

Héctor Carrillo

Héctor Carrillo

Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sexualities; Transnationalism and Immigration; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Sexualities, Migration and transnationalism, Genealogy and archival documents, Race/Ethnicity, Health Promotion and HIV/AIDS.

Phone number: (847) 467-0516
Office location: 1808 Chicago Ave, Room 101
hector@northwestern.edu

Bruce Carruthers

Bruce Carruthers

John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Economic Sociology; Historical Sociology; Law and Society; Organizations, Occupations, and Work

Area(s) of Interest: Comparative Sociology, Economy and Society, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Organizations

Phone number: (847) 467-1251
Office location: 1808 Chicago Ave, room 203
b-carruthers@northwestern.edu

Anthony S. Chen

Anthony S. Chen

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Economic Sociology; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: American political development since the New Deal with a special focus on business-government relations, civil rights, and social policy

Phone number: (847) 467-0515
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 222
anthony-chen@northwestern.edu

Steven Epstein

Steven Epstein

Professor and Chair of Sociology; John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Sex and Gender; Sexualities; Social Movements; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Science, Knowledge, and Technology; Health and Biomedicine; Sexualities; Social Movements; Theory; Culture; Inequalities

Phone number: (847) 491-5536
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 206
s-epstein@northwestern.edu

Wendy Espeland

Wendy Espeland

Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Economic Sociology; Education; Environment and Technology; Law and Society; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Sexualities; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Sociology

Phone number: (847) 467-1252
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 207
wne741@northwestern.edu

Rebecca Ewert

Rebecca Ewert

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Specialty Area(s): Environment and Technology; Medical Sociology and Health; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender

Phone number: 847-491-7480
Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 228
rewert@northwestern.edu

Gary Alan Fine

Gary Alan Fine

James E. Johnson Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Literature; Qualitative Methodology; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Social Movements; Social Psychology; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Cultural Sociology

Phone number: (847) 491-3495
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 221
g-fine@northwestern.edu

Tara Gonsalves

Tara Gonsalves

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Medical Sociology and Health; Race, Gender, and Class; Science, Knowledge/Technology; Sex and Gender; Sexualities; Theory; Transnationalism and Immigration

Area(s) of Interest: Global and Transnational Studies; Queer and Feminist theory; Science, Knowledge, and Technology Studies; Mixed Methods

Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 227
tgonsalves@northwestern.edu

Simone Ispa-Landa

Simone Ispa-Landa

Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Development & Social Policy

Specialty Area(s): Education; Inequality/Stratification; Qualitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: partnership-oriented, engaged scholarship

s-ispa-landa@northwestern.edu

James Mahoney

James Mahoney

Gordon Fulcher Professor in Decision-Making, Professor of Sociology, and Professor of Political Science

Specialty Area(s): Development and Change; Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Qualitative Methodology; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Comparative Sociology, Development, Methodology

Phone number: (847) 467-0917 and (847) 491-2626
Office location: Scott Hall, Room 402
james-mahoney@northwestern.edu

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson

Professor of Sociology and MacCrate Research Chair at the American Bar Foundation on leave AY 23-24

Specialty Area(s): Economic Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Law and Society; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender

Area(s) of Interest: Sociology of Law, Professions, Inequality

Phone number: (847) 491-3203
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 109
r-nelson@northwestern.edu

Laura Beth Nielsen

Laura Beth Nielsen

Professor of Sociology on leave AY 23-24

Specialty Area(s): Inequality/Stratification; Law and Society; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender

Area(s) of Interest: Sociology of Law, Inequality, Gender, Race

Phone number: (847) 491-3718
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 107
l-nielsen@northwestern.edu

Ann Shola Orloff

Ann Shola Orloff

Professor of Sociology and Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition Chair

Specialty Area(s): Historical Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender; Social Policy; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Comparative Historical Sociology; Global and Transnational Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Sex and Gender; Social Policy; Theory

Phone number: (847) 491-5415
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 201
a-orloff@northwestern.edu

Andrew V.  Papachristos

Andrew V. Papachristos

The John G. Searle Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Crime and Criminal Justice; Delinquency; Inequality/Stratification; Law and Society; Quantitative Methodology; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Social Networks, Urban Neighborhoods, Gun Violence, Street Gangs, and Policing

Phone number: (847) 467-1250
Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 223
avp@northwestern.edu

Mary Pattillo

Mary Pattillo

Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of Black Studies

Specialty Area(s): Crime and Criminal Justice; Inequality/Stratification; Race, Gender, and Class; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Inequality

Phone number: (847) 491-3409 (Sociology); (847) 491-2036 (AFAM)
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Rm 202 (Sociology); 5-111 Crowe Hall (AFAM)
m-pattillo@northwestern.edu

Christine Percheski

Christine Percheski

Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Demography; Family; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work

Area(s) of Interest: Family, Demography, Stratification and Social Inequality, Work and Occupations, Health

Phone number: (847) 491-2697
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 203
c-percheski@northwestern.edu

Lincoln Quillian

Lincoln Quillian

Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Demography; Inequality/Stratification; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Social Psychology; Urban

Area(s) of Interest: Urban Sociology, Social Stratification, Race and Ethnicity, Quantitative Research Methods, Demography

Phone number: (847) 491-7488
Office location: 1812 Chicago Avenue, Room 303
l-quillian@northwestern.edu

Katrina Quisumbing King

Katrina Quisumbing King

Assistant Professor of Sociology on leave AY 23-24

Specialty Area(s): Historical Sociology; Law and Society; Political Sociology; Race, Gender, and Class; Theory; Transnationalism and Immigration

Area(s) of Interest: Race and Ethnicity, Migration and Citizenship, Imperialism and Colonialism, State-making, Law and Society, Theory

Office location: 1808 Chicago Ave, Room 209
kqk@northwestern.edu

Beth Redbird

Beth Redbird

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Economic Sociology; Inequality/Stratification; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Social Policy

Area(s) of Interest: American Indian Wellbeing, Affluence, Social Interaction, and Survey Methodology

Phone number: (847) 467-3985
Office location: 1810 Chicago Avenue, Room 121
redbird@northwestern.edu

David Schieber

David Schieber

Assistant Professor of Instruction

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Economic Sociology; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Sex and Gender; Sexualities

Area(s) of Interest: Organizations, Occupations, and Work, Sexualities, Culture, Sex and Gender, Economic Sociology

Phone number: (847) 467-0917
Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 321
david.schieber@northwestern.edu

Karrie Ann Snyder

Karrie Ann Snyder

Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Specialty Area(s): Family; Medical Sociology and Health; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Qualitative Methodology; Sex and Gender

Area(s) of Interest: Work, Health, Family, Education

Phone number: (847) 467-0517
Office location: 1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 106
karrie-snyder@northwestern.edu

Quincy Thomas Stewart

Quincy Thomas Stewart

Associate Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Aging and the Life Course; Demography; Inequality/Stratification; Medical Sociology and Health; Quantitative Methodology; Race, Gender, and Class; Theory

Phone number: (847) 491-7044
Office location: 1810 Chicago Ave, Room 322
q-stewart@northwestern.edu

Oscar Stuhler

Oscar Stuhler

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specialty Area(s): Culture; Literature; Political Sociology; Quantitative Methodology; Theory

Area(s) of Interest: Sociology of culture, political sociology, discourse analysis, natural language processing, social networks, computational social science

oms@northwestern.edu