Mitchell Duneier

Position
Chair
Role
Gerhard R. Andlinger ’52 Professor of Social Science
Office Phone
Assistant
Office
155 Wallace Hall
Bio/Description

 

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Mitchell Duneier has been Chair of the Department of Sociology since 2016. He the is author of Slim’s Table (Chicago), Sidewalk (FSG), Ghetto: History of a Place, Invention of an Idea (FSG), and Introduction to Sociology (with Giddens et. al., Norton, 13th Edition, 2024). His ethnographic film, “Sidewalk" (with Barry Alexander Brown. 2010) begins where the book ended and updates his stories of the largely unhoused vendors on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he works in the traditions of urban ethnography that began there in the 1920s. Recent seminars include “Ethnography and Public Policy,” “Ethnographic Methods," and the “Sociological Research Methods” course for first year doctoral students. Undergraduate courses include “Introduction to Sociology,” “The Ghetto,” and “Sociology from E-Street: Bruce Springsteen’s America.”

 

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Selected Publications