Department of Sociology, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192-0122 USA
e-mail: email@example.com / tel: 408-924-2914
Ph.D. in Sociology, June 1997
M.A. in Sociology, December 1995
Honors: UC Davis Fellowship - 1996 - 1997
Second Place Winner, Society for the Study of Social Problems Essay Contest - 1997
Department of Sociology Travel Grant - 1996
GSA Travel Grant - 1996
M.A. in Political Science, May 1992
Honors: Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement - 1992
Johnson / Kolb Scholarship for Students with Disabilities - 1992
Jenkins Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Political Action - 1992
Wasserman Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student - 1991
B.A. in Socio-Political Economy, May 1988
Senior Thesis: The Political Economy of Development in Mexico
Honors: Arista Honor Society - 1988
Instructor, San Jose State University, Spring 1997, Spring 2005 – date
Instructor for courses in: Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Globalization; Social Change; Cities; Political Sociology; War and Violence; and Writing.
Advisor for Service Learning Projects.
Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Fall 1994, Spring 2008, Spring 2010 -- date
Instructor for courses in American Politics and Comparative Politics; Co-Instructor for a course in Political Action.
Advisor for Honors Projects, Service Learning Projects, and Independent Studies. Supervisor of research assistants.
Instructor and Auditor, Excelsior College, Fall 2009 – Fall 2010
Instructor and course auditor of online courses in Sociology.
Instructor, Cañada College, Fall 2008
Instructor for a course in Introduction to Sociology.
Instructor, Santa Clara University, Fall 2005 - Spring 2006
Instructor for courses in Social Problems; Advisor for Service Learning Projects.
Lecturer, University of California at Berkeley, Fall 2001 – Summer 2004
Instructor for courses in: Environmental Sociology; Sociology of Work; Organizations;
Sociology of Education; Urban Sociology; and Social Change. Advisor for:
Service Learning Projects; Independent Studies; and Senior Theses. Supervisor of graduate student assistants.
Lecturer, University of California, Davis, Fall 1997 - Summer 2001
Instructor for courses in: Social Problems; Social Stratification; Political Sociology; Corporations
& Society; Social Movements; Welfare; People, Work, & Technology; Occupations; Community Organizing;
and the Internship and Research Practicum. Advisor for: Independent Study courses; Honors
Programs; internships; service learning; and a student organization. Supervisor of graduate student assistants.
Instructor, San Francisco State University, Fall 1991 - Summer 1992, Spring 1997, Spring 2001
Instructor for courses in: Cities in Global Society and Environmental Sociology. Co-Instructor for three courses in American Politics. Supervisor of assistant.
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis, Spring 1994 - Spring 1996
Teaching Assistant for: Corporations & Society; Social Inequality; Complex Organizations;
American Society; Social Welfare; and Collective Behavior.
Instructor, California State University Hayward (CSU East Bay), Summer 1993
Co-Instructor for a course in American Politics.
Research Assistant, Institute for Food and Development Policy, Summer 1992
Conducted research on the environmental effects of North American free trade.
Research Assistant and Reader, University of California at Berkeley, Spring 1992
Engaged in research and graded research papers for a course in the History of Mexico.
Teacher of preschool children and supervisor of college interns in a multicultural, observational setting.
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language to Thai people of various ages and professions.
Teacher of English as a Second Language to recent immigrant children.
Teaching Assistant, Clark University, Spring 1988
Leader of weekly group discussions that supplemented course work in classical sociological theory.
Editor of interviews for a social research project.
JUSTICE in the KITCHEN (2012)
Understanding Sociology, 3rd ed. (Redding, CA: Horizon Textbook Publishing, 2007) (co-authored)
(Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005)
Republished as “Global Warming is the Problem, Vegetarianism is the Solution” in SAFE Magazine, Fall/Winter 2007,
as “Another Inconvenient Truth” [cover story] in Animals Voice, Fall 2007, and as “Global Warming & Us: A Fork in the Road?”.
“Don’t Have A Cow: It Will Help in Fight Against Global Warming”, JTA, January 22, 2007 (co-authored with Richard Schwartz).
Republished under different titles in various media.
“Listening for a (Social) Change”, Political Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 10, November 2006. A different version
“The Politics of Insurgency”, Political Affairs, Vol. 85, No. 3, March 2006.
Published online as “A Politics of Politics: Routine and Insurgent Tactics”.
“Dreaming Reality in Sukhothai”, The Nation (Thailand), March 2005
“Bombing Baghdad by the Bay?”, From the Left (ASA section newsletter), Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2003.
An abbreviated version is published as “A Call for Empathy: Rethink Pre-emptive Bush Doctrine”,
Berkeley Daily Planet, Weekend Edition, April 4-7, 2003
Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2002
“Democracy and Its Discontents”, Socialist Review, Vol. 28, No. 3-4, Fall 2001.
Revised and republished from “Theses on Democrats”, Today in Perspective,
Vol. 2, Issue 3, January 1997.
No. 2, Summer 2001. Also published as “Resolving the Mystery of History”,
Jewish Currents, Vol. 54, No. 3, March 2001.
Revised and republished from the Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Working Paper Series, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2000.
“A Note on the Journal (for courses with a service-learning component)” in Glenn A.
Goodwin and Martin D. Schwartz, eds., ‘Professing’ Humanist Sociology, 4th ed.
and Social Movements Working Paper Series, Vol. 2, No. 6, 1999
of Economics and Sociology, Vol. 57, No. 1, January 1998. Republished in Rob White, ed. Environmental Crime: A Reader
“Assassination, Banks, and Chiapas”, Critical Mass (ASA section newsletter), Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 1997
“Democratic Daydreams and Communist Party Nightmares”, Chinese Community
Forum, #9707, February 5, 1997
“Comparisons of Coercion, Consent, and Change in China”, Chinese Community
Forum, #9703, January 22, 1997
“The Beijing Spring and Beyond: Modern Revolution in China” in Colin Barker
“The History of Labor and the Labor of History”, Comparative & Historical Sociology (ASA section newsletter),
Vol. 8, No. 3, Spring 1996
Economics and Sociology, Vol. 53, No. 4, October 1994
No. 4, April 1995.
“Toxic Trade”, Z Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 9, September 1992. Revised and republished as
“U.S. Factories in Mexico Cause Toxic Pollution” in Charles P. Cozic, ed., Pollution
(Greenhaven Press, 1994)
“What is Good?”, Contradictions, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1986
“white bird” [haiku], Notes from the Gean, March 2012
“finding friendship” [poem], Street Sheet, January 2012
“3 Haiku” [haiku sequence], Stephen Boyer, Filip Marinovich, and the Poets of OWS, ed. Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology
“God” [haiku sequence], Jewish Currents, Winter 2011-2012
“November Ninth” [poem], Trevor Maynard, ed. The Poetic Bond (Willowdown Books, 2011)
“In the Kitchen” [haiku sequence], Jewish Currents, Spring 2010
“Idolatry” [haiku sequence], Jewish Currents, Winter 2009-2010
“Justice, Justice” [haiku sequence], Jewish Currents, January-February 2009
“San Jose, California: Vegetarian Vietnamese Valley of Heart’s Delight” [article & photographs], VegDining.com
“Jerusalem” [haiku sequence], Jewish Currents, November-December 2008
“personal papers” [haibun (short story ending with a haiku)], contemporary haibun online, September 2008
“Rabbis” [haiku sequence], Jewish Currents, September-October 2008
“deep relaxation” [haiku], Frogpond, Fall 2008
“The Harvest” [photograph], Nancy Cary, ed. Hunger and Thirst (Sunbelt Publications, 2008)
“Buddha Tree” [photograph], 2008 SJSU Global Studies Calendar (May)
“Sparkling San Francisco: A Jewel in the California Crown” [article & photographs], VegDining.com
“Iraq Is Another Four-Letter Word”, Poems-For-All, #835, 24th Street Irregular Press, November 2007
“Real Social Security” [graphic], San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 8-14, 2007.
An earlier and different version is published in Journal of Creative Social Discourse, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 1997
“Rosa Parks” [poetry], Political Affairs, Vol. 86, No. 5, May 2007
“Political Sociology” [syllabus], Sarah Sobieraj, ed., Political Sociology: Syllabi and Instructional Materials
(Washington, D.C.: American Sociological Association, 2005)
“The Colors of War” [poem] in Jason Carpenter, Rekha Bala, and Ilana Urnansky, eds.,
Vanguard in the Belly of the Beast: Voices and Images of Protest (May 15, 2003)
Translated into Spanish by Tais Thompson and republished as “Cena Vegetariana en la Ciudad de México”
on the International Vegetarian Union Web Site (undated).
GUEST LECTURES & INTERVIEWS
“New Year for Animals”, Go Vegan Radio, August 19, 2012
“Greening & Justicing Your B’nai Mitzvah”, Or Shalom Jewish Community, San Francisco, CA, January 11, 2012
“ReFund Education for the 99%”, City College of San Francisco, November 16, 2011
“A Delightful Dozen: My Top 12 Reasons for Being Vegetarian”, World Veg Festival, San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2010
“LOVE for the Environment: Local, Organic, Veg*n Eating”, World Veg Festival, San Francisco, CA, October 4, 2009
“The Planet-Saving Mitzvah”, Tikkun Phone Forum, July 27, 2009
“Social Causes and Higher Social Costs of Rising Food Prices”, Wellness Central, San Francisco, CA, July 9, 2008
Interview [“Thanksgiving”], KPFK (90.7 FM), Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2007
“Eating as if the Earth Matters”, World Veg Festival, San Francisco, CA, September 29, 2007
“Factory Farms and Slaughterhouses as Sweatshops”, Sustainabilty Week, San Jose State University, April 19, 2007
“A Sociology of Sustainable Development”, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, April 16, 2007
“Eating as if the Earth Matters”, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, April 16, 2007
Rebroadcast on the H2O Podcast (Vegan-Vegetarian Solutions for a Sustainable Environment).
“Facing the Facts about Food”, San Jose State University, November 6, 2006
“Social Stratification”, College of San Mateo, October 20, 2006
Interview [“The Meat of Global Warming”], WHUS (91.7 FM), Storrs, CT, October 12, 2006
“Think Globally, Eat Locally”, San Jose State University, April 18, 2006
“Hegemony”, San Francisco State University, October 6, 2004
“Philosophy and Practice”, University of California at Berkeley, May 14, 2003
“Considering Chinese Communism”, University of California, Davis, October 19, 2000
“Global Stratification: Causes, Consequences, and Constructive Criticism”,
California State University East Bay (Hayward), July 24, 1999
“Elements of Environmental Sociology”, California State University Fresno, April 20, 1999
“Political Leadership in Cultural Context”, University of Richmond, February 9, 1998
“Philosophies of Methodologies in Social Research”, San Francisco State University, November 13, 1997
“Doing Social Research: Modern Revolution in Czechoslovakia and Beyond”,
Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
on Social Change: Opportunities & Constraints, New York, New York, August 16-20, 1996
“The (Re)Production of Velvet: On the Dynamics of Czechoslovakia’s Modern
Revolution”, Paper presented at the Second Regional Conference on
at the Second International Conference on Alternative Futures and Popular Protest,
“Capitalism and Democracy”, City College of San Francisco, Spring 1995
“All Politics is Local: California Government and Politics”, California State
University East Bay (Hayward), January 26, 1994
“The Political Economy of Development in Mexico”, Clark University, Fall 1987
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Winner, 4th-10th Place [haiku and other poems], Vegetarian Week Contest 2011
Recipient, Merit Award, VegFund, 2010
Chair, OS JUSTICE, Or Shalom Jewish Community, 2008 - present
Member, Parkmerced Sustainability Committee, 2007 - 2011
Member, Religious School Committee, Or Shalom Jewish Community, 2007 - 2008
Member, San Francisco Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee, 2006 – 2008
Volunteer, Rooftop Alternative School Library, 2006 - 2007
Alumni Interviewer, Clark University, 2002 - present
Author, “It’s Eco-Logical”, Lakeshore Elementary School Newsletter, 2002 - 2006
Parent-Teacher, Playmates Cooperative Preschool, 2000 - 2001
Faculty Advisor, Union for Social Advancement, UC Davis, 1999 - 2001
Member, Socialist Review Editorial Collective, 1998 - 2001
Member, Board of Directors of Or Shalom Jewish Community, 1995 - 1996
Copyeditor and proofreader, Or Shalom, 1995 - 1996
Participant, Essential Information’s Summer Institute on Teaching Activism
Staff Photographer, Pastichio (Clark University Yearbook), 1986 - 1988
PERSONAL WEB SITES