Mustafa Emirbayer (Ph.D. 1989, Harvard University) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  He has published numerous influential essays on classical and contemporary social theory, organization studies, ethnomethodology, social network analysis, cultural sociology, social movement studies, research on social revolutions, social work, studies of civil society and the public sphere, and the historical sociology of education.  Currently, he is completing a two-volume project on the sociology of race in America (coauthored with Matthew Desmond).    One of these two companion volumes, Racial Domination, Racial Progress: The Sociology of Race in America (McGraw-Hill), was published in 2009; the other, The Racial Order, is under contract with The University of Chicago Press.  Emirbayer is a past winner of the Lewis Coser Award for Theoretical Agenda-Setting and is chair of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association.


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