Professor of Sociology
Co-Director, Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS)
Ron Eyerman, Professor of Sociology, received his B.A. from the New School for Social Research, a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon, and his Doctorate at the University of Lund, Sweden. He is the author of several recent books, including Music and Social Movements and Cultural Trauma both from Cambridge University Press and Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity from the University of California Press. His interests include cultural and social movement theory, critical theory, cultural studies and the sociology of the arts. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology (CCS) with Jeffrey C. Alexander.
Sabbatical Note: Professor Eyerman will be on sabbatical leave in the Spring of 2012.
- Eyerman, Ron, (Edited with Jeffrey C. Alexander and Elizabeth Breese) (2011). Narrating Trauma: On the Impact of Collective Suffering. Paradigm.
- Eyerman, Ron (2011). The Cultural Sociology of Political Assassination. Palgrave/Macmillan.
- Eyerman, Ron (2008). The Assassination of Theo van Gogh: From Social Drama to Cultural Trauma. Duke University Press.
- Eyerman, Ron and Lisa McCormick (eds.) (2006). Myth, Meaning and Performance: Toward a New Cultural Sociology of the Arts. Paradigm Press.
- Eyerman, Ron, with Jeffrey C. Alexander, Bernhard Giesen, Neil J. Smelser, and Piotr Sztompka (2004). Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
- Eyerman, Ron (2002). Cutural Trauma: Slavery and the Formation of African-American Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Eyerman, Ron and Andrew Jamison (1998). Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Eyerman, Ron (2006). “Performing Opposition Or, How Social Movements Move,” in J. C. Alexander, B. Giesen and J. Mast (eds.), Social Performance: Symbolic Action, Cultural Pragmatics, and Ritual. Cambridge University Press.
Courses and Seminars
- SOCY115, Contemporary American Society.
- SOCY131, Sociology of Arts and Popular Culture.
- SOCY151, Foundations of Modern Social Theory.
- SOCY544, Social Movements.
- SOCY548, Sociology of the Arts.
- SOCY570, Social Theory, Trauma and Memory.
- SOCY628, Workshop in Cultural Sociology.