Eric Allen Hanley

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Spring Office Hours: 1:00-3:00 W

Areas of Specialization

  • Political & Economic Sociology
  • Globalization
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of Organizations

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Globalization
  • Comparative-Historical
  • Social Stratification

Research Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Globalization

Professor Hanley (PhD UCLA) specializes in economic and political sociology. His recent research projects include the role of international agencies in economic transformations in Eastern Europe, the rise of entrepreneurship in the former Soviet bloc, and household survival strategies in contemporary Russia. He is also interested in globalization, more specifically the role that experts play in global social movements. Recent publications include "Property Transformation in Postcommunist Hungary" (American Journal of Sociology, 2002), "A Party of Workers or a Party of Intellectuals" (Social Forces, 2003), "The Restoration of Pre-Communist Property Relations in Eastern Europe" (European Sociological Review, 2004), and "Recruitment in to the East European Communist Elite" (Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2005). Areas: Political and Economic Sociology, Sociology of Organizations, Social Stratification, Globalization, and Post-communist Societies.

Prof. Eric Hanley's Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Spring 2017 Courses

  • Soc 104 Elements of Sociology
  • Soc 780 Advanced Topics in Sociology: Globalization

Summer 2017 Courses

  • Soc 104 Elements of Sociology, online

Fall 2017 Courses

  • Soc 105 Elements of Sociology, Honors

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