Stanford Sociology Faculty

Tenure Line Faculty

  • Cook, Karen (Ph.D., Stanford 1973) The Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor; Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences; Vice-Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity.
    Areas: Social Psychology; Organizational Behavior; Group Processes; Social Networks, Health Care.

  • Correll, Shelley (Ph.D., Stanford 2001) Professor of Sociology, and (by courtesy) Graduate School of Business; Barbara D. Finberg Director, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
    Areas: Gender Inequality; Social Psychology; Group Processes; Sociology of Education.
  • Fields, Corey (Ph.D., Northwestern) Assistant Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Identity; Race; Culture; Politics; Social Psychology.

  • Granovetter, Mark (Ph.D., Harvard 1970) Department Chair; Joan Butler Ford Professor.
    Areas
    : Economic Sociology; Political Sociology; Stratification.
  • Grusky, David (Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison 1987) Professor of Sociology; Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality.
    Areas:
    Inequality; Race, Class and Gender; Stratification; Poverty; Social Mobility.
  • Hannan, Michael (Ph.D., North Carolina-Chapel Hill 1970) Stratacom Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Business; Professor of Sociology.
    Areas
    : Organizations – Formal and Complex; Mathematical Sociology.
  • Jiménez, Tomás ( Ph.D., Harvard 2005) Assistant Professor of Sociology.
    Areas
    : Immigration; Race and Ethnicity; Inequality; Assimilation; Mexican Americans.
  • McAdam, Douglas (Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook 1979) Professor of Sociology; Director, Program on Urban Studies.
    Areas:
    Social Movements; Political Sociology; Network Analysis; Life Course; Comparative and Historical Sociology.
  • Olzak, Susan (Ph.D., Stanford 1978) Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Collective Action and Social Movement; Race and Ethnic Relations; Political Sociology.

  • Parigi, Paolo (Ph.D. Columbia 2008) Assistant Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Historical Sociology; Organizations and Institutions; Political Sociology.
  • Ridgeway, Cecilia (Ph.D., Cornell 1972) Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences and (by courtesy) of Education.
    Areas: Social Psychology; Group Processes; Gender; Social Inequality.
  • Rosenfeld, Michael (Ph.D., Chicago 2000) Associate Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Race and Ethnicity; Immigration and Assimilation; Quantitative Methods.
  • Saperstein, Aliya (Ph.D., Berkeley 2008) Assistant Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Race and Ethnicity; Inequality and Mobility; Health Disparities; Social Demography.

  • Shin, Gi-Wook (Ph.D., University of Washington 1991) Professor of Sociology; Tong Yang, Korea Foundation; Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies; Director, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center; Senior Fellow,Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Founding Director, Korean Studies Program.
    Areas: Comparative and Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Movements; Political Economy of East Asia; Korean Society and Politics.
  • Snipp, C. Matthew (Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison 1981) Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Director, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences's Secure Data Cemter.
    Areas
    : Race, Ethnic, and Minority Relations; Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality; Demography.
  • Walder, Andrew (Ph.D., Michigan 1981) The Denise O'Leary & Kent Thiry Professor; Fisher Family Director of International Comparative and Area Studies; Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
    Areas
    : Political Sociology; Collective Action/Social Movements; Economic Sociology; Social Change.
  • Willer, Robb (Ph.D., Cornell 2006) Associate Professor of Sociology; and (by courtesy) Graduate School of Business; and (by courtesy) Department of Psychology.
    Areas: Status; Morality; Prosocial Behavior; Political Attitudes; Gender.
  • Young, Cristobal (Ph.D., Princeton 2010) Assistant Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Economic Sociology; Stratification/Mobility; Quantitative Methods.
  • Zhou, Xueguang (Ph.D., Stanford 1991) Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development; Professor of Sociology; Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
    Areas: Sociology of Organization; Social Stratification; Economic Sociology; Chinese Society.

 

Emeritus Faculty

 

  • Berger, Joseph (Ph.D., Harvard 1958) Professor of Sociology, Emeritus.
    Areas
    : Theory; Status Processes and Legitimation; Reward Expectation and Distributive Justice; Social Psychology.
  • Dornbusch, Sanford (Ph.D., Chicago 1952) Professor of Sociology, Human Biology, and (by courtesy) Education, Emeritus.
    Areas: Social Psychology; Education; Adolescence.
  • March, James (Ph.D., Yale 1953) Professor of Management (Graduate School of Business), Political Science, and Sociology, Emeritus.
    Areas
    : Organizations; Decision Making; Organizational Learning; Risk Taking; Information Processing.
  • Meyer, John W. (Ph.D., Columbia 1965) Professor of Sociology, and (by courtesy) of Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and (by courtesy) School of Education.
    Areas
    : Education; Political Sociology; Comparative Sociology
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  • Scott, W. Richard (Ph.D., Chicago 1961) Professor of Sociology, Emeritus; and (by courtesy) Graduate School of Business, the School of Education, and the School of Medicine; Senior Researcher at the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects, School of Engineering.
    Areas
    : Organizations; Institutional Forces Shaping Organizational Structures and Processes; Transnational Project Organizations.
  • Tuma, Nancy (Ph.D., Michigan State 1972) Professor of Sociology, Emerita.
    Areas
    : Quantitative Methodology; Stratification, Mobility, and Inequality; Life Course; Socialist Societies; Demography.
 

 

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Parenthetical, Affiliated and Other Faculty:

 

  • Carroll, Glenn (Ph.D., Stanford 1982) Professor of Organizational Behavior (Graduate School of Business) and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas: Organizational Theory, Industrial Development, Strategic Management, Organizational and Industrial Evolution.
  • Carter, Prudence (Ph.D., Columbia 1999) Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas:
    Ethnic and Racial Studies; Sociology of Education; Social Problems.
  • Chang, Patricia (Ph.D., Stanford 1993) Lecturer in the Department of Sociology.
    Areas:
    Religion, Organizations (Formal / Complex); Women and Work.
 
  • Cronkite, Ruth (Ph.D., Stanford 1976) Consulting Professor of Sociology; Director, VA Postdoctoral Programs in Health Services Research and Medical Informatics; Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University Medical Center.
    Areas: Health Services Research; Influence of Life Context Factors on the Course of Psychiatric Disorders.

  • Dauber, Michele (Ph.D., Northwestern 2002) Professor of Law and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas:
    Society and Law.
  • Diamond, Larry (Ph.D., Stanford 1980) Senior Research Fellow at Hoover Institution and (by courtesy) Professor of Sociology.
    Areas: Political Sociology; Stratification and Mobility; Race, Ethnic, and Minority Relations.
  • Goldberg, Amir (Ph.D., Princeton 2012) Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas: Economic Sociology; Social Networks; Sociology of Culture and Cognition; Organizational Theory.
  • McFarland, Daniel (Ph.D., Chicago 1999) Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas:
    Organizational Theory; Social Networks; and Micro-Sociology.
  • Meyersson-Milgrom, Eva-Maria (Ph.D., Stockholm University 1992) Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. Senior Research Scholar at SIEPR.
    Areas: Stratification; Labor Markets; Justice; and Organizations.
  • Powell, Walter W. (Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook 1978) Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas
    : Organizations; Science and Technology; Economic Sociology.
  • Ramirez, Francisco (Ph.D., Stanford 1974) Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas
    : Political Sociology; Comparative Education; Sex and Gender; Social Change and Development.
  • Rao, Hayagreeva (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 1989) Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources in the Graduate School of Business and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas
    : Collective Action; Organizational Change; Culture and Cognition.
  • Reardon, Sean (Ed.D., Harvard 1997) Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas: Sociology of Education; Inequality; Segregation; Quantitative Methods.
  • Sorensen, Jesper (Ph.D., Stanford 1996) Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor in the Graduate School of Business and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas:
    Organizational Theory; Social Networks; Economic Sociology; Social Mobility; Labor Markets and Careers; Research Design and Methods.
  • Soule, Sarah (Ph.D., Cornell 1995) Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Graduate School of Business and (by courtesy) of Sociology.
    Areas
    : Social Movements; Organizational Theory.
  • Stevens, Mitchell L. (Ph.D., Northwestern 1996) Associate Professor School of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology. Areas: Academic Restructuring: Alternative Schooling; Decision Making; Education Policy; Ethnography; Globalization; Home Schooling; Measurements; Organizations; Research Design; Research Methods.

  • Thornton, Patricia (Ph.D., Stanford 1993) Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology; Adjunct Professor of Management, Fuqua School of Business Duke University.
    Areas: Organization Theory; Institutional Theory; Organizational Behavior; Entrepreneurship; New Venture Management; Organizational Change; Cultural Industries; Economic Sociology.
  • Wotipka, Christine Min (Ph.D., Stanford 2001) Associate Professor (Teaching) School of Education and (by courtesy) of Sociology. Director, ICE/EAPA Master’s Programs; and Co-Resident Fellow, Education and Society Theme (EAST) House.
    Areas: Comparative and International Education; Gender and Education; Women and Science; Globalization: International Human Rights; Sociology of Education; Research Methods in Education.

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