Ronald Eyerman

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Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. University of Lund, Sweden, 1981/1985;
M.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Oregon, 1973;
B.A., New School for Social Research, 1969
Areas of Interest: 
Political Sociology and Social Movements; Culture/Knowledge.

Ron Eyerman, Professor of Sociology, received his B.A. from the New School for Social Research, a Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon, and his Doctorate at the University of Lund, Sweden. He is the author of several recent books, including Music and Social Movements and Cultural Trauma both from Cambridge University Press and Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity from the University of California Press. His interests include cultural and social movement theory, critical theory, cultural studies and the sociology of the arts. He is Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology(CCS) with Jeffrey C. Alexander.

Recent Publications



  • Eyerman, Ron (2006). “Performing Opposition Or, How Social Movements Move,” in J. C. Alexander, B. Giesen and J. Mast (eds.), Social Performance: Symbolic Action, Cultural Pragmatics, and Ritual. Cambridge University Press.

Courses and Seminars


  • SOCY115, Contemporary American Society.
  • SOCY131, Sociology of Arts and Popular Culture.
  • SOCY151, Foundations of Modern Social Theory.


  • SOCY544, Social Movements.
  • SOCY548, Sociology of the Arts.
  • SOCY570, Social Theory, Trauma and Memory.
  • SOCY628, Workshop in Cultural Sociology.