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Chris Rhomberg









Chris Rhomberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology (at Rose Hill)
B.A., Brandeis University;
M.A., Rutgers University;
Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1998

Office: Dealy Hall 402A
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: (718) 817-3861
Fax: (718) 817-3846
Email: rhomberg@fordham.edu


Background
Biography
Chris Rhomberg works in the areas of urban and political sociology, race and ethnicity, labor and labor movements, and historical methods. His first book, No There There: Race, Class and Political Community in Oakland (University of California Press, 2004) received the 2006 Robert E. Park Award for best book in urban and community sociology from the American Sociological Association, and was a finalist for the 2005 C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Other recent publications include “A Signal Juncture: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and Post-Accord Labor Relations in the United States” (American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 115, No. 6, May 2010: 1853–94), which received the 2010 Distinguished Scholarly Article Award from the American Sociological Association section on Labor and Labor Movements and was co-winner of the 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award (Article) from the ASA section on Political Sociology. 

His research has centered on issues of race, labor, and urban politics in American political development. Methodologically, he is interested in narrative forms of sociological explanation, and in problems of representing collective agency. Current projects focus on contemporary alliances between community organizations and labor unions, and on the future of industrial relations in the United States. In spring 2005, he was a visitor at the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues at Wayne State University, and in 2006-2007, he was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. His book, The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor, will be released by Russell Sage in April 2012.


Publications
Books
Chris Rhomberg. 2012. The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
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Chris Rhomberg. 2004. No There There: Race, Class and Political Community in Oakland. Berkeley: University of California Press; second printing 2007.
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Articles

Chris Rhomberg, 2010.  “A Signal Juncture: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and Post-Accord Labor Relations in the United States,” American Journal of Sociology 115, no. 6 (May): 1853–94.

Winner, 2010 Distinguished Scholarly Article Award, American Sociological Association section on Labor and Labor Movements Co-winner, 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award (Article), American Sociological Association section on Political Sociology

Chris Rhomberg and Louise Simmons. 2005. “Beyond Strike Support: Labor-Community Alliances and Democratic Power in New Haven.” Labor Studies Journal 30, no. 3 (Fall):27-41.

-------------------------------------------------------. 2006. Republished as “Race, Labor, and Urban Community: Negotiating a ‘New Social Contract’ in New Haven.” In Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy, edited by Manning Marable, Immanuel Ness, and Joseph Wilson. Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Chris Rhomberg. 2005. “Class, Race and Urban Politics: The 1920s Ku Klux Klan Movement in the United States.” Political Power and Social Theory 17:3-34.

Chris Rhomberg. 1998. “White Nativism and Urban Politics: The 1920s Ku Klux Klan in Oakland, California.” Journal of American Ethnic History 17/2:39-55.

Chris Rhomberg. 1995. “Collective Actors and Urban Regimes: Class Formation and the 1946 Oakland General Strike.” Theory and Society 24:567-594.



Courses Taught
Undergraduate
Urban Sociology; Contemporary Issues and Policies: Work, Welfare, and Democracy; Internship Seminar: Community Organizations; Mass Media and the News; Labor Relations in the United States; Historical Methods in Sociology; Social Theory and Social Relations; Class, Race and Urban Politics in the United States; Work and Family

Graduate
Comparative Urbanization; Current Debates in Political Sociology; Advanced Methods in Historical Research; Contemporary Racial and Ethnic Formation; Urban Sociology; Research Skills in Urban Studies

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