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Sociology Faculty

Sperber, Irwin

Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley (1975)

Associate Professor

Department: Sociology
Office: JFT 518
Phone: (845) 257-2772

Office Hours

MT02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
W03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

And by appointment

Career History

He is presently an associate editor for Capitalism, Nature and Socialism, an international journal devoted to radical ecology, and has made presentations at national and international conferences in that capacity.

Research/Creative Activity

His areas of interest include sociological theory, social psychology, health and environmental policy, and the sociology of science. His study of irrationality in the scientific community, Fashions in Science (University of Minnesota Press, 1991), attracted heated controversy in some academic journals.


He is now completing a manuscript, Toward a New Medical Sociology, under contract with the Academica Press.