Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology & Core Curriculum

Ph.D., Sociology (Boston University)
Maitrise, Sociology (Université René Descartes - Sorbonne)
License, Sociology (Université René Descartes - Sorbonne)
B.A., Psychology/Sociology (Goshen College)

David L. Swartz, following retirement from full-time teaching, is now a Researcher in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. He lectures in both the Social Sciences Division of the Core Curriculum and the Department of Sociology. He is a Senior Editor and Book Review Editor of Theory and Society.  He is also currently Chair of the History of Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and Co-Chair of the Political Sociology Standing Group in the European Consortium of Political Sociology. His most recent book is Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu (University of Chicago Press, 2013), which was co-winner of the American Sociological Association History of Sociology Section Distinguished Scholarship Award for 2014. His research interests include social theory, education, culture, stratification, and political sociology.

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