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From Black Power to Black Studies: How a Radical Social Movement Became an Academic Discipline (2007, The Johns Hopkins University Press).

Summary: In 1968, students at San Francisco State College protested for Black Studies. Why? Were they successful? What drives successful protest in higher education? When does reform persist? When does reform disappear? Of special interest to those interested in ethnic studies, protest, and higher education.

Grad Skool Rulz: Everything  You Need to Know About Academia from Admissions to Tenure (2011, Smashwords Press).

Summary: I self-published an advice manual for graduate students. Affordably priced for graduate students and answers tons of questions about graduate school and being a professor.

Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11 (2015, co-authored with Michael T. Heaney, Cambridge University Press).

Summary: The antiwar movement collapsed in the mid-2000s. Why? We argue that partisan concerns overshadowed activism and led to a collapse of the movement. Theoretically, it is about the intersection of a social movement and a major political party.

Theory for the Working Sociologist (2017, Columbia University Press).

Summary: Why not learn social theory the easy way? This book boils down social theory and links it to concrete empirical examples. Short and easy to read. 


I have published in academic journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, the Academy of Management Journal, and Social Forces. For a complete listing of publications, please click here. If you need a copy of an article, please contact me.

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