Recent Publications


Arjomand, Said.  “The Rise of Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities and the Challenge of Comparative Sociology,” European Journal of Social Theory, 20.2 (2017). (published online May 4, 2016 and accessible at

Fleming, Crystal M. 2017. Resurrecting Slavery: Racial Legacies and White Supremacy in FrancePhiladelphia: Temple University Press.


Arnout van de Rijt, Idil Akin, Robb Willer and Matthew Feinberg. 2016. “Success-Breeds-Success in Collective Political Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment.” Sociological Science 3: 940-950.

Burroway, Rebekah. 2016. “Democracy and Child Health in Developing Countries." International Journal of Comparative Sociology 57(5): 338-364.

Arnout van de Rijt & Idil Akin. 2016. “Five Field-Experimental Tests of Preferential Attachment.” Forthcoming in James Moody and Ryan Light (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Social Network Analysis, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Arnout van de Rijt. 2016. “The Social Revolution.” Book review of Margetts et al. 2016, “Political Turbulence.” Science 351: 924.

Swiss, Liam and Kathleen Fallon.  2016. “Women’s Transnational Activism, Norm Cascades, and Quota Adoption in the Developing World.” Politics and Gender. First Published:

Fallon, Kathleen and Julie Moreau. 2016. “Revisiting Repertoire Transition: Women’s Nakedness as Potent Protests in Nigeria and Kenya.” Mobilization 21(3): 323-340.

Fallon, Kathleen and Jocelyn Viterna. 2016. “Gender, Democracy, and the State.”  in Sociology of Development Handbook, edited by Gregory Hooks. Oakland, California: University of California Press.

Daniel Levy (2016) “Cosmopolitanizing Catastrophism: Remembering the Future” Theory, Culture and Society pp:1-9.

Veronica Terriquez and Tiffany D. Joseph. 2016. “Ethnoracial Inequality and Insurance Coverage among Latino Young Adults.” Social Science & Medicine 168: 150-158, Published online Sep. 20, DOI:

Arjomand, Said. Sociology of Shiʿite Islam, Collected Essays, Brill, 2016

Arjomand, Said. “Developmental Path (Entwicklungsform): A Neglected Weberian Concept and its Usefulness in Civilizational Analysis of Islam,” in R. Robertson and J. Simpson, The Art and Science of Sociology: Essays in Honour of Edward Tiryakian, Anthem Press, 2016, pp. 43-78.

Arjomand, Said. “Unity of the Persianate World under Turko-Mongolian Domination and Divergent Development of Imperial Autocracies in the Sixteenth Century,”Journal of Persianate Studies, 9.1 (2016), pp. 1-18.

Arjomand, Said. “State Formation in Early Modern Muslim Empires: Common Origin and Divergent Paths,” Social Imaginaries, 2.2 (2016), pp. 35-51.

Fleming, Crystal M. 2016. "Spirituality and Mindfulness" in Gender: Love, edited by Jennifer C. Nash. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook series. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA.

Forbis, M. 2016. "After autonomy: the zapatistas, insurgent indigeneity, and decolonization," Settler Colonial Studies 6:4, pp. 365-384. DOI: 10.1080/2201473X.2015.1090531.



Damon Centola and Arnout van de Rijt. 2015. “Choosing Your Network: Social Preferences in an Online Health Community." Social Science and Medicine 125: 19-31.

Gabriela Gonzalez, Juhi Tyagi, Idil Akin, Fernanda Page, Michael Schwartz and Arnout van de Rijt. 2015. “In Vivo Experimental Study of Emergent Mobilization in Online Collective Action.” Mobilization, forthcoming.


Recent years

Michael Kimmel and The Stony Brook Sexualities Research Group. 2014. Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.

Pandolfelli, Lauren, John M, Shandra and  Juhi Tyagi. 2014. ‘The International Monetary Fund, Structural Adjustment, and Women's Health: A Cross-National Analysis of Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa.’ The Sociological Quarterly Vol 55 (1): 119-142.

Michael Restivo and Arnout van de Rijt. 2014. “No Praise Without Effort: Experimental Evidence on How Rewards Affect Wikipedia’s Contributor Community.” Information, Communication and Society 17(4):451-62.

Eran Shor, Arnout van de Rijt, Charles Ward, and Steven Skiena. 2014. “Time Trends in Printed News Coverage of Female Subjects, 1880-2008.” Forthcoming in Journalism Studies 15(6):759-73.

Eran Shor, Arnout van de Rijt, Charles Ward, and Steven Skiena. 2014. “A Computational Analysis of Female Subjects’ Coverage in Liberal and Conservative Newspapers.” Forthcoming in Social Science Quarterly 95(5):1213-29.

Arnout van de Rijt, Soong Moon Kang, Michael Restivo and Akshay Patil. 2014. “Field Experiments of Success-Breeds-Success Dynamics." Forthcoming in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(19):6934-9.

Bogdan Vasi, David Strang and Arnout van de Rijt. 2014. “Tea and Sympathy: The Tea Party Movement and Republican Pre-commitment to Radical Conservatism in the 2011 Debt Limit Crisis.” Mobilization 19(1):1-22.
Ulrich Beck and Daniel Levy (2013) "Cosmopolitanized Nations:  Reimagining Collectivity in World Risk Society" in Theory, Culture and Society 30 (2): 3-31

2013. Sharada Srinivasan and Juhi Tyagi, ‘The descent of man.’ The Hindustan Times.

Saïd Arjomand & Nathan J. Brown. 2013. The Rule of Law, Islam and Constitutional Politics in Egypt and Iran. State University of New York Press.

Josh Murray, Arnout van de Rijt and John M. Shandra. 2013. "Why They Juice: The Role of Social Forces in Performance Enhancing Drug Use among Professional Athletes." Sociological Focus 46:281-94.

Gabriela Gonzalez Vaillant, The Politics of Temporality:  An Analysis of Leftist Youth Politics and Generational Contention. Social Movements Studies Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2013.

Pandolfelli, Lauren E. and John M. Shandra. 2013. "The African Development Bank, Structural Adjustment, and Child Mortality: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa." International Journal of Health Services 43: 337-361.

Arnout van de Rijt, Eran Shor, Charles Ward and Steven Skiena. 2013. "Only Fifteen Minutes? The Social Stratification of Fame in Printed Media." American Sociological Review 78(2):266-89.

Arnout van de Rijt. “Selection and Influence in the Assimilation Process of Immigrants.” Advances in Group Processes 30: 157-93.

Afife Idil Akin, Carlos Encina, Michael Restivo, Michael Schwartz and Juhi Tyagi. 2012. "Old Wine in a New Cask? Protest Cycles in the Age of the New Social Media." 13(1):89-130.

Saïd Arjomand. 2012. "A Decade of Reformists and Islamists in Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran." Pp. 205-19 in Samer S. Shehata (Ed.), Islamist Politics in the Middle East, New York: Routledge.

Diane Barthel-Bouchier. 2012. Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability. Walnut Creek CA: Left Coast Press.

Diane Barthel-Bouchier. 2012. "Exportability of Films in a Globalizing Market: The Intersection of Nation and Genre." Cultural Sociology 6:75-91, DOI:

David Brady and Rebekah Burroway. 2012. “Targeting, Universalism and Single Mother Poverty: A Multi-Level Analysis Across 18 Affluent Democracies.” Demography 49: 719-46, DOI:

Rebekah Burroway. Forthcoming, 2012. “A Cross-National Analysis of Sex-Specific HIV Prevalence Rates and Women’s Access to Property, Land, and Loans in Developing Countries." International Journal of Sociology 42(2): 47-67, DOI:

Ivan Chase. 2012. "Life Is a Shell Game." Scientific American 306:76-9, DOI:

Bethany Coston and Michael Kimmel. 2012. "Seeing Privilege Where It Isn't: Marginalized Masculinities and the Intersectionality of Privilege." Journal of Social Issues 68(1):97-111.

Toller Erausquin, Jennifer, Monica Biradavolu, Elizabeth Reed, Rebekah Burroway, and Kim M. Blankenship. 2012. “Trends in Condom Use Among Female Sex Workers in Andhra Pradesh, India: The Impact of a Community Mobilisation Intervention.” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, DOI:

Crystal Fleming. 2012. “White Cruelty or Republican Sins? Competing Frames of Stigma Reversal in French Commemorations of Slavery.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 35(3): 448-505, DOI:

Crystal Fleming, Michèle Lamont and Jessica Welburn. 2012. “African Americans Respond to Stigmatization: The Meanings and Salience of Confronting, Deflecting Conflict, Educating the Ignorant and 'Managing The Self'.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 35(3): 400-417, DOI:

Gabriela Gonzales, Michael Kimmel, Farshad Malekahmadi and Juhi Tyagi. 2012. "The Gender of Resistance: A Case Study Approach to Thinking About Gender in Violent Resistance Movements." Pp. 55-78 in Linda Åhäll  & Laura J. Shepherd (Eds.) Gender, Agency and Political Violence. Basingstoke: Palgrave Publishers.

Laura Hirshfield and Tiffany D. Joseph.  2012. “ ‘We Need A Woman, We Need A Black Woman’: Gender and Cultural Taxation in the Academy.”  Gender and Education 24:213-27, DOI:

Michèle Lamont, Jessica S. Welburn and Crystal M. Fleming (eds.). 2012. "Varieties of Responses to Stigmatization: Macro, Meso and Micro Dimensions." Du Bois Review: Social Science Review on Race 9(1): 43-9. DOI:

Gary Maynard, Eric Shircliff, and Michael Restivo. 2012. "IMF Structural Adjustment, Public Health Spending, and Tuberculosis: A Longitudinal Analysis of Prevalence Rates in Poor Countries" International Journal of Sociology 42(2). DOI:

Michael Restivo and Arnout van de Rijt. 2012. "Experimental Study of Informal Rewards in Peer Production." PLoS ONE 7(3):e34358.

Ian Roxborough. 2012. "Building other Peoples' States: The Sociology of State-Building." Comparative Sociology 11(2):179-201, DOI:

Christopher Sattler and John M. Shandra. 2012. "Do Health Nongovernmental Organizations Improve Child Mortality?" International Journal of Sociology 42(2):28-46, DOI:

Carrie L. Shandra, Dennis P. Hogan, Roger C. Avery, and Michael Msall. 2012. “Child and Adult Physical Disability in the 2000 Census: Disability is a Household Affair”. Disability and Health Journal 5(4):241-248.

Carrie L. Shandra and Dennis P. Hogan. 2012. “Delinquency among Adolescents with Disabilities.” Child Indicators Research 5(4):771-788.

Carrie L. Shandra and Afra R. Chowdhury. 2012. “The First Sexual Experience among Adolescent Girls
With and Without Disabilities.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 41(4):515-532, DOI:

Carrie L. Shandra, John M. Shandra and Bruce London. 2012. "The International Monetary Fund, Structural Adjustment, and Infant Mortality: A Cross-National Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa." Journal of Poverty 16(2):194-219, DOI:

John M. Shandra. 2012. "Health in a Cross-National Context: A Collection of Quantitative Studies." International Journal of Sociology 42(2):3-4, DOI:

News & Events

      June 2017  
       Michael Schwartz, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus. and our alumnus Josh Murray (Vanderbilt University) have won the outstanding article award for the ASA Marxist Sociology Section for their paper, "Moral Economy, Structural Leverage, and Organizational Efficacy:  Class Formation and the Great Fling Sit-Down Strike, 1936-37." Critical Historical Studies  
      Tiffany Joseph (with co-author Helen Marrow) has received the Donald W. Light Award for the Applied or Public Practice of Medical Sociology.  The award was received for their paper, "Excluded and Frozen Out: Unauthorized Immigrants' (Non) Access to Care after Healthcare Reforms." Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies
      May 2017  
      Carrie Shandra has been awarded a grant under the Department of Labor Scholars Program for a project on Job Characteristics and Job Retention of Young Workers With Disabilities  
      Jennifer Heerwig (with collaborator Brian McCabe) has been awarded a seed grant from
Georgetown's McCourt School Massive Data Institute for their project,
"The Seattle Voucher Experiment: Using Big Data to Enhance Local Democracy."
      Arnout van de Rijt with our Alumni Eran Shor (McGill University) was awarded the bests paper award from the Communication, Information Technology and Media Studies section of the ASA for their co-authored paper (Eran Shor, Arnoug van de Rijt, Alex Mitsov, Vivek Kulkarni, and Steven Skiena), "A Paper Ceiling:  Explaining the Persistent Underrepresentation of Women in Printed News." American Sociological Review
      Carrie Shandra was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award from the ASA Section on Disability and Society for her paper "Benefactors and Beneficiaries?  Disability and Care to Others" forthcoming in the Journal of Marriage and Family
      Rebekah Burroway has received an "Outstanding Author Contribution" from the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for her paper "Empowering Women, Strengthening Children:  A Multi-Level Analysis of Gender Inequality and Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries" published in Advances in Gender Research  
      Amy Hsin, Queens College, Department of Sociology, May 3rd, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403,"The Effects of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on the Educational Outcomes of Undocumented Students:  Evidence from a Large Public University."
      April 2017  
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Tiffany Joseph, Wednesday, April 19th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "The Growing Citizen-Noncitizen Divide:  Life along the Documentation Status Continuum."  
      March 2017  
      Transforming Sociology (program), Sociology Graduate Student Conference, March 31, 2017, Center for Global Studies at Stony Brook University
      Deborah Carr, Rutgers University, Department of Sociology, March 29th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Do Marital and Kin Support Enhance (or Undermine) Older Adults' Well-Being?  New Evidence from the DUST Study."
      December 2016  
      Nicholas Hoover Wilson selected as a Faculty Fellow at the Humanities Institute of Stony Brook University for 2017-2018.  
      November 2016   
      Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Ph.D. student Helena Darwin, Wednesday, November 30th, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "Doing Genderqueer"  
      Chandra Muller, University of Texas, Austin, Department of Sociology, November 14th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Education and the Transition Through Adulthood to Midlife in the New Economy."
       Sociology Brown Bag Series presents Assistant Professor Jason Jones,
Wednesday, November 2, 1:00 - 2:20 PM, SBS N403, "An Audit Study of Public School Principals:  Evidence for Selective Response."
      October 2016  
      Mindfulness and Diversity:  Mind-Body Approaches for Enhancing Awareness and Well-Being, Friday, October 28th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. For information and to register, please go to
IHSS will present Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University, Professor of Anthropology and of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, October 26, 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM, SBS N318, "Governmentality in the East."
Stewart Hoover, University of Colorado-Boulder, Director of the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture, October 24th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Does God Make the Man? Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity"
Josh Pacewicz, Brown University, Department of Sociology, October 10th, 4:00 - 5:30 PM, SBS N403, "Partisans & Partners:  The Politics of the Post-Keynesian Society."

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