Department of Sociology
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Office: Faner 3426
J.-P. Reed received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He joined the Department of Sociology in 2009. His primary research interests include the Sociology of Revolutions/Social Movements, Theory, and Culture. His scholarship explores the significance of popular culture (especially religion), discourse, emotion, and storytelling in (revolutionary) politics. Among other venues, his work has been featured in Theory and Society, Critical Sociology, Journal of Peasant Studies, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, and Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. His most recent work focuses on Civil Rights Activism in Cairo, IL (a manuscript is forthcoming in Theory and Society), religious discourse (a manuscript is forthcoming in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion), and religious storytelling and emotional engagement in the Nicaraguan revolution.
Dr. Reed was recently awarded (2013) a Faculty Seed Grant from the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) to continue his research on the Nicaraguan revolution. He presently holds memberships at the Editorial Boards of Critical Sociology and the Working Paper Series, Center of Studies on Politics and Society, University of Salento, Italy.