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Savas Kourvetaris
Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
(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.

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.

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