Brett Stockdill
College of Arts and Sciences
(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.

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.

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.

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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