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Aneta Galary
Aneta
Galary
Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4802
Expertise
My research focuses on economic sociology, work, organizations, and gender. I am particularly interested in the post-state-socialist transformations and the effects of economic liberalization on the workplace and workers.
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 205: Contemporary Social Issues
SOC 221: Sociology of Work
Research Interests
Economic Sociology, Work, Organizations, Gender
Education

Ph.D., Sociology, 2007, Loyola University, Chicago

M.A., Sociology, 2003, Loyola University, Chicago

B.A., Public Relations, 1995, Columbia College, Chicago

Selected Publications

2007.  (with Richard Block and Darryl Brice). "The Journey to Crime: Victims and Offenders Converge in Violent Index Offences in Chicago." Security Journal 20(2):

2003. "Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in Making of Russian Capitalism" by Vadim Volkov. Contemporary Sociology 32(5):

2003. (with Richard Block and Darryl Brice). "Traced Firearms and Criminal Violence in Chicago." Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group, edited by Carolyn Block.

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Cristen Jenkins
Cristen
Jenkins
Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4770
Expertise
My research focuses on how race, class, and gender function in urban schools. I am especially concerned with policies that limit young people’s educational experience and well-being, and how students collectively respond to inequality. I am currently exploring youth organizing for education reform in Chicago.
Courses Taught
SOC 104: Schools and Society
SOC 105: Women, Men, and Social Change
SOC 211: Sociological Research Methods
SOC 230: Sociological Analysis
SOC 332: Sociology of Education
Research Interests
Urban Education, Youth Culture, Social Movements, and Activist Research
Education

Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies (concentration certificate, Gender and Women's Studies), 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A., History, 2004, University of Pennsylvania

5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
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Brooke Johnson
Brooke
Johnson
Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4771
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 212: Introduction to Social Statistics
SOC 331: Military Sociology
SOC 335: Sociological Theory
SOC 332: Sociology of Education
SOC 340: Sociology of Sexualities
Research Interests
Informed by my broad interest in social inequality, my areas of specialization within sociology include: education, militarization, and sexualities. Current trends in public education include the militarization, privatization, and corporatization of U.S. schools. Coupled with neoliberal ideals and policies, these trends are presented as a solution for the failing U.S. public education system. Unfortunately, most of these failing schools are underfunded, overcrowded, and located in poor and working-class communities of color and few students who attend these schools “make it.” The bulk of my research, to date, has focused on the nexus between militarization, neoliberalism, and the U.S. public education system and how these macro-level social phenomena influence and shape micro-level processes. However, given the current social dialogue of LGBTQ justice, discrimination, and prejudice, I find that the complex web of social interactions between education, militarization, and political economy provides a rich terrain for exploring the social politics of sexualities.
Education

Ph.D., Sociology, 2009, University of California, Riverside

M.A., Sociology, 2005, University of California, Riverside

B.A., Sociology, 2000, Boise State University
 

Selected Publications

Johnson, Brooke. 2014. Culture and Structure at a Military Charter School: From School Ground to Battle Ground. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Johnson, Brooke. 2010. "A Few Good Boys: Masculinity at a Military-style Charter School." Men and Masculinities 12(5):575-596.

Aguirre, Jr., Adalberto and Brooke Johnson. 2005. "Militarizing Youth in Public Education: Observations from a Military-Style Charter School." Social Justice 32(3):148-162.

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Juan
Martinez
Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4779
Courses Taught
Sociology
Research Interests
Urban sociology, ethnography, U.S. Latinx, and race and ethnic relations
Education

Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

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Olivia Perlow
Olivia
Perlow
Women & Gender Studies Coordinator, Associate Professor of Sociology
Sociology
African and African American Studies
Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4773
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 245: WIP: Social Inequalities
SOC 316: Race and Ethnicity
SOC 350: Social Structure in Black Communities
Research Interests
I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, and am also core faculty of the African and African American Studies Program at Northeastern Illinois University. I have taught courses such as Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to Sociology, Social Structure in Black Communities, and Policing in Black Communities. My research interests include the impact of globalization on the feminization of poverty on a global scale, policing and social control in black communities, the socio-historical analysis of white privilege in America, and American identity among African-Americas. I have experience in survey and evaluation research projects, with both qualitative and quantitative foci. I have received teaching fellowships from both Northwestern University and Texas State University. I was also the recipient of the Hines Small Research Grant in Mental Health from the Mental Health Association of the District of Columbia.
Education

Ph.D., Sociology, 2008, Howard University

M.A., Sociology, 2004, Howard University

B.A., Sociology, 2000, Howard University

Northeastern Illinois University
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Andreas
Savas Kourvetaris
Chair
Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4774
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 205: Contemporary Social Issues
SOC 211: Sociological Research Methods
SOC 245: WIP: Social Inequalities
SOC 324: Political Sociology
SOC 351: Senior Seminar in Sociology
SOC 362: Becoming "American"
Research Interests
My current work centers on the intersection of culture, politics, inequalities, and storytelling. Looking especially at immigrant and ethnic politics in urban communities, it asks how culture figures in competition for public office and in the unequal distribution of resources across cultural groups, neighborhoods, communities, and broader social geographies. Currently, I am exploring the processes of “becoming ‘American’” by examining identity construction, public policy, and social inequalities via stories on citizenship, immigration, education, race, class, and ethnicity.
Education

Ph.D., Sociology, 2005, Columbia University

M.Phil., Sociology, 1999, Columbia University

M.A., Social Sciences, 1994, University of Chicago

B.A., History, 1992, Northwestern University

Selected Publications

Savas Kourvetaris, Andreas Y. 2011. "Ethnicity, Electoral Districts, and Candidate Narratives: The 2001 New York City Elections." International Review of Modern Sociology 37(1):127-145.

Kourvetaris, Andrew G. 2009. “Perspectives on Ethnicity, Gender, and Race and their Empirical Referents: A Four-Sided Paradigm and Critical Review.” International Review of Sociology 19(1):127-146.

Kourvetaris, Andrew G. 2008. “Ethnonational Minorities.” Pp. 467-470 in Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, edited by R. T. Schaefer. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Kourvetaris, Andrew G. 2008. "In Memoriam: Charles Tilly.” In TG02 2008: Newsletter of the International Sociological Association’s Thematic Group # 02 on Historical and Comparative Sociology, Vol. 2.

Kourvetaris, George A. and Andrew G. Kourvetaris. 2007. <<E fese tou ethnotikou ethnikismou kai touupoethnikismou: e periptosi tis Yugoslavias>> [“The Nature of Ethnonationalism and Subnationalism: The Case of Yugoslavia”], in Τα Nέα Βαλκάνια: Η Γεωπολιτική της Διεθνούς Aσφάλειας και η Eυρωπαϊκή Oλοκλήρωση [The New Balkans: The Geopolitics of International Security and European Integration]. Revised and Expanded Greek Edition, edited by Petros P. Siousiouras, translated from the English by Ioannis A. Papademos. Athens: Erodotos.

Kourvetaris, Andrew G. 2007. “American Ethnicity and Ethnic Identity: A Research Note.” International Journal of Contemporary Sociology 44:131-142.

Kourvetaris, Andrew G. 2006. “‘Trying to Kick It Open’: A Synthesis of Narrative Politics and Campaign Strategies in the 2001 New York City Council Elections.” Journal of Political and Military Sociology 34:339-357.

Northeastern Illinois University
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Brett Stockdill
Brett
Stockdill
Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4772
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
LLAS 101: Introduction to Latino/a & Latin American Studies
SOC 211: Sociological Research Methods
SOC 245: WIP: Social Inequalities
SOC 270: Sociology of Latinas
SOC 310: Social Movements
SOC 312: Sociology of Health and Illness
SOC 342: Internship in Sociology
SOC 343: Sociological Practice and Seminar
SOC 351: Senior Seminar in Sociology
SOC 352: Sociology of HIV/AIDS
Research Interests
My research focuses on the Sociology of HIV/AIDS, Social Inequality, and Social Movements. I am especially interested in how multiple inequalities (racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, etc.) intersect and how oppressed groups respond to and resist these inequalities. For my first book, Activism Against AIDS: At the Intersections of Sexuality, Race, Gender, and Class (Lynne Rienner Press, 2003), I interviewed AIDS activists in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and I conducted participant observation in ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power)/Chicago—a direct action AIDS activist group. I examine how inequalities have shaped the AIDS crisis and how LGBTQ people, people of color, prisoners and other groups have organized collectively to combat HIV/AIDS. For my second book, Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Academy (University of Hawai’i Press, 2012), Mary Yu Danico and I edited an anthology that highlights how professors identify forms of bias and discrimination in higher education as well as forge antiracist, feminist and queer approaches to teaching and mentoring, research and writing, and social justice work. Some of my other publications are listed below. My research and teaching are informed by my experiences as a queer HIV-positive activist. I have been a participant in campus and community activism for free speech and against the AIDS crisis, homophobia, racism and militarism.
Education

Ph.D., Sociology, 1996, Northwestern University

M.A., Sociology, 1991, Northwestern University

B.A., Psychology, 1987, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Selected Publications

2013.  “ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power).” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements.  Eds, David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam.  Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.

2012.  (with Mary Yu Danico) Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Academy.  Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press.

2012.  “Queering the Ivory Tower: Tales of a Trouble Making Homosexual.” In Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism and Homophobia in the Academy. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai’i Press.

2011.  “Men’s Responsibility to Challenge Gender Violence.” IMPACT Chicago.  Two part series: August 8 & 15, 2011. http://www.impactchicago.blogspot.com/

2011.  “The Odyssey of the Utterly Fabulous Mario Sierra: Living in the Borderlands.”  The Bilerico Project: Daily Experiments in LGBTQ. Four part series: May 3-6, 2011.  http://www.bilerico.com/2011/05/the_odyssey_of_the_utterly_fabulous_mario_sierra.php#more.

2007.  “Anti-Racist Social Movements.” Encyclopedia of Race and Racism.  Eds. John H. Moore et al.  MacMillan Reference Library.

2003.  Activism Against AIDS: At the Intersections of Sexuality, Race, Gender and Class. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Press.

2003.  (with Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Naguib Pellow) “Beyond the Hollywood Hype: Using Documentary to Unmask State Oppression Against People of Color." Reversing the Lens: Crossing Cultures through Film.  Eds. Lane Hirayabashi and Jun Xing. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

2001.  "Blood at the Roots: A Structural Analysis of Racist Violence." Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 38, No. 4.

2001.  "Forging a Multidimensional Oppositional Consciousness: Lessons from Community Based AIDS Activism." Oppositional Consciousness: The Subjective Roots of Social Protest.  Eds. Jane Mansbridge and Aldon Morris. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

1999.  "Social Movements and the Criminal Justice System: The Use of Repression to Undermine AIDS Activism."  Criminal Justice/Social Justice: The Maturation of Critical Thought in Law, Crime and Deviance Theory. Ed. Bruce Arrigo. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press.

1995.  "(Mis)Treating Prisoners with AIDS: Analyzing Health Care Behind Bars." Research in the Sociology of Health Care - Volume 12. Ed. Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld. Greenwich, CN: JAI Press Inc.

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