Political Sociology and Social Movements

This is a long-standing focus of the field of sociology at Cornell. The realm of political action is an important domain for understanding social structure at the national and local levels. Students who specialize in this area of concentration must demonstrate knowledge of a range of processes, including organized political action, media framing efforts, protests and elections, long-term social movements, legislative action, and important historical events. Students are also expected to understand methods associated with studying these phenomena, including diffusion models, event history analysis, and related analytic approaches.

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Mabel Berezin

Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in Sociology, Director of the Institute for European Studies

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Eli Friedman

Associate Professor of Global Labor and Work

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Barum Park

Assistant Professor

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Landon Schnabel

Robert and Ann Rosenthal Assistant Professor

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David Strang


All research areas

Community and Urban Sociology    Computational Social Science    Culture    Economy and Society    Gender    Inequality and Social Stratification    Methodology    Organizations, Work and Occupations    Policy Analysis    Political Sociology and Social Movements    Race, Ethnicity and Immigration    Science, Technology and Medicine    Social Demography    Social Networks    Social Psychology    Sociology of Education    Sociology of Family    Sociology of Health and Illness