Chad Alan Goldberg

Chad Alan Goldberg


Soc 210 Survey of Sociology
Soc 258 The Jews, States, and Citizenship: A Sociological Perspective
Soc 475 Classical Sociological Theory
Soc 670 Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in America since 1890
Soc 875 Special Topics: Sociology of Citizenship

Professor of Sociology
8116B Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-2108
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Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
See personal web page for current publications.

Ph.D., Sociology, New School for Social Research, 2002

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Comparative-Historical Sociology
General Social Theory
History of Sociology
Political Sociology
Social Movements and Collective Behavior

Center for German and European Studies
Center for Jewish Studies
George L. Mosse Program in History

Research Interest Statement:
Goldberg's primary research interest is the historical sociology of citizenship, broadly understood to include the development of citizenship rights and duties over time, changing levels and forms of civic engagement and political participation, and shifting patterns of civil inclusion and exclusion. His book Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare (University of Chicago Press, 2008), investigated struggles over the citizenship rights of welfare state claimants in U.S. history. More recently, his research has begun to explore the significance of Jewish emancipation and its repercussions in Europe as a paradigmatic case for understanding processes of civil inclusion and exclusion more generally.