Ph.D. CUNY Graduate School and University Center
Areas of Specialization:
For the last 25 years I have been working on issues of social inequality and how small scale issues of family, hope, thought, and action interweave with larger question of industrial resource development and capital accumulation. I've published two books on this topic, Against Culture (2001) and Culture Politics (2014). At UNL, I teach undergraduate courses on how to think about things that don't fit in...criminal behaviors, marginal groups, new social movements. At the doctoral level I teach courses in research methods, social network analysis, and core-social theory, with a focus on public health and health disparities. I am also the director of the REACH Lab -- a research shop dedicated to Research, Evaluation, and Analysis for Community Health www.reach-lab.org -- and I work with Rick Bevins and Mindy Anderson-Knott on the Minority Health Disparities Initiative. After many years in New York City, I continue to collaborate with Ric Curtis, Bilal Khan, Anthony Marcus, Ernie Drucker, and Travis Wendel as part of an interdisciplinary research team interested in issues of social health and social structure.