Show The Graduate Center Menu


Faculty members are either Central Line faculty (full-time Graduate Center faculty) or affiliated faculty (primary appointment is in another program or CUNY School).

Core Faculty

Faculty members that are currently teaching a course, advising current doctorial students, or members of one of the program committees.


Amy Adamczyk
Religion, Deviance, Crime, Health, and Morality
Richard Alba
Quantitative Methods/Demography|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Urban Sociology
Paul Attewell
Education|Labor, Work, Professions and Organizations|Sociology of State, Social Class, and Political Sociology
Juan Battle
Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice
Mike Benediktsson
Urban Sociology / Material Culture / Sociology of the Media
Roslyn Bologh
Social and Critical Theory, Feminist Theory, Analyzing Everyday Life, Political Economy and Social Change
Christopher Bonastia
Race and Ethnicity, Political Sociology and Historical Sociology
David Brotherton
Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
Lynn Chancer
Labor, Work, Professions and Organizations|Social and Critical Theory|Sociology of Deviance/Criminology|Gender and Sexuality
Katherine Chen
Ethnography|Labor, Work, Professions and Organizations|Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts|Sociology of State, Social Class, and Political Sociology
Erica Chito Childs
Families|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts
Margaret Chin
Immigration, Family, Work, Education, Asian Americans, and Children of Immigrants
Jessie Daniels
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts
Thomas DeGloma
Cultural Sociology, Cognition and Memory, Performance Theory
Susan Dumais
Education|Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts
Hester Eisenstein
Gender and Sexuality
Nancy Foner
Immigration, race/ethnicity, gender, and family
Janet Gornick
Gender and Work, Inequality; Social Welfare Policy
Kenneth Gould
Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Justice
David Halle
Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts
John Hammond
Social Movements, Social Inequality, Latin America, and Human Rights
Jessica Hardie
Families|Education|Medical Sociology/Public Health|Quantitative Methods/Demography
William Helmreich
Urban Sociology with a focus on New York City, Ethnography, Immigration, Race & Ethnic Relations, Race and Ethnic Relations, Market Research and Consumer Behavior
Michael Jacobson
Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
James M. Jasper
Culture, Emotions, Social Movements, and Social Theory
Philip Kasinitz
Ethnography|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Urban Sociology
Marnia Lazreg
Social and Critical Theory
Mary Clare Lennon
Medical Sociology/Public Health|Quantitative Methods/Demography
Wendy Luttrell
Gender, Race and Class Politics in Schooling; Critical Childhood Studies; Visual Sociology
Susan Markens
Medical Sociology/Public Health|Gender and Sexuality
Leslie McCall
Economic, Racial, Class, and Gender Inequality
Ruth Milkman
Labor, Work, and Gender
Pyong Gap Min
Ethnicity and International Migration; Gender, Women and the Family; Immigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneurship; New Immigrants’ Religious Practices
John Mollenkopf
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Urban Sociology
Jayne Mooney
Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
Carolina Bank Munoz
Labor, Work, Immigration, Globalization, Intersectionality, and Latin America
Richard Ocejo
Qualitative Research Methods, Urban Sociology/Ethnography, Labor and Work
Leslie Paik
Sociology of Deviance/Criminology, Ethnography Families
Jeremy Porter
Quantitative Methods/Demography|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration
Charles Post
Comparative-Historical Sociology (the origins and development of capitalism), Labor and Work, Race, and Classical Sociological Theory
Barbara Katz Rothman
Sociology of Health & Illness, Gender & Sexuality, Food Studies
Sanford Schram
Sociology of State, Social Class, and Political Sociology
Carla Shedd
criminal justice; race, law and society; social inequality; and urban policy
Robert Smith
Ethnography,Globalization, Development and Environment,Race, Ethnicity, and Migration
Gregory Smithsimon
Urban Sociology
Julie Suk
Labor, Work, Professions and Organizations|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Gender and Sexuality|Sociology of State, Social Class, and Political Sociology
John Torpey
Comparative Historical Sociology
Van C. Tran
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration, Urban Sociology,
Elena Vesselinov
Urban Sociology, Socio-Spatial Inequality, Residential Segregation, Gated Communities, Social Media, Research Methodology
Julia Wrigley
Sociology of Education, Sociology of Gender, Social Class, Sociology of Children, Political Sociology.

Affiliated Faculty

Faculty Members are on Graduate Center doctoral faculty with main affiliation with their home campus. These members are available to teach a course at GC and/or to advise student on their dissertation/research projects

Deborah Balk
Quantitative Methods and Spatial Methods, Urbanization, Migration, and Climate Change
Neil Bennett
Education, Quantitative Methods/Demography
Mucahit Bilici
Islam, American Muslims, Social Theory, Turkish and Kurdish Studies
Sophia Catsambis
Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Gender Inequality, Quantitative Research Methodology
Hector Cordero-Guzman
Education, Work, Poverty and Inequality; Social Welfare Organizations and Infrastructure; Migration Processes and Organizations; The Caribbean Region
Rafael de la Dehesa
Gender and Sexuality; Globalization; Social Movements; Latin American Studies
Stuart Ewen
Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts
Mauricio Font
Social Change, Development, Globalization, Comparative Historical Studies, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere
Gail Garfield
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Sociology of Deviance/Criminology
Robert Garot
Sociology of Deviance/Criminology, Ethnography
Lior Gideon
Methodology, Survey Methodology, Penology and Corrections, International and Comparative Criminal Justice
Jean Halley
Gender and Sexuality
Samuel Heilman
Sociology of Religion
Donald Hernandez
Education|Quantitative Methods/Demography
Ramona Hernandez
Race, Ethnicity, and Migration
Robert Kapsis
Sociology of Culture, Mass Media, and the Arts
Harry Levine
addiction, alcohol prohibition and regulation, international drug policy, crack cocaine, the war on drugs, and racial bias in marijuana possession arrests
Tammy Lewis
Globalization, Development and Environment
Stephanie Luce
Globalization, Labor, and Work
Tamara Mose
Qualitative Research Methods, The Family, Urban Sociology/Ethnography, Caribbean Diaspora, and Race/Ethnicity along with domestic work
Peter C. Moskos
Ethnography, Qualitative Methods, Policing, and Criminology
Shehzad Nadeem
Yusheng Peng
Maritsa Poros
Holly Reed
Demography, Migration/Immigration, Forced Migration and Refugees, Sub-Saharan Africa, Policy Analysis, Urbanization, Development and Health
Robin Rogers
Dean Savage
Stephen Steinberg
Pamela Stone
Lucia Trimbur
Charles Turner
Anahi Viladrich
Migration, Health, Globalization, Race and Ethnicity (i.e., Latinos in the United States), Gender
Elin Waring
Dana Weinberg
Esther Wilder
Demography, Medical Sociology/Disability, Inequality, and STEM Pedagogy

Emeritus Faculty

View Emeritus Faculty here