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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Office Hours: R 3-4 (Spr'19)

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:
I am especially interested in the sociology of citizenship, including the development of rights and duties over time, changing levels and forms of civic engagement and political participation, and shifting patterns of civil inclusion and exclusion. My first book, Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmenís Bureau to Workfare (University of Chicago Press, 2007, published in April 2008), showed how social spending policies have been important sites for political struggles over the boundaries and rights of American citizenship. My second book, Modernity and the Jews in Western Social Thought (University of Chicago Press, 2017), investigates how Jews became a touchstone for defining modernity and national identity in French, German, and American social thought from the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.