Sociology Faculty Mentors

Brian Jones, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Professor of Sociology
Office: SAC 276; Phone: 610-519-4784

Dr. Jones is a student of the patterns of interpersonal relationships (A.K.A.: social networks) as they bear on your behavior. His approach is through research methods, a set of applied skills for dissecting complex social phenomena. Over the past two years, he has been working on a book entitled Buried Treasure: The Pursuit of Social Capital in America. It presents empirical evidence of the past and present state of society at the level of work, family, social networks and group memberships.

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Satya Pattnayak, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, 1990
Professor of Sociology & Political Science; Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Office: SAC 273; Phone: 610-519-4773

Dr. Pattnayak’s research interests include political sociology, political economy, comparative
international development, and comparative ethnic identities and conflict. He has been a consultant to the World Bank on Informal Credit transactions. He is academic advisor to the Government of Canada’s Refugee Board. His recent book publications include: The Return of the State: Globalization, Capital, Coercion, and Development (Yash, 2006); National and Human Security Issues in Latin America: Democracies at Risk (Mellen, 2006); and Economic Performance under Democratic Regime in Latin America in the Twenty-First Century (Mellen 2006, with Lowell Gustafson). In addition, he has published research articles in the International Studies, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, International Review of Modern Sociology, among others.

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