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Christopher Rhomberg

Chris Rhomberg

Dr. Rhomberg

Professor of Sociology
Dealy Hall 402A
Fordham University – Rose Hill Campus
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-817-3861
Email: rhomberg@fordham.edu

Education

BA, Brandeis University
MA, Rutgers University
PhD, University of California Berkeley, 1998

Specialization

Urban sociology, political sociology, race and ethnicity, labor and labor movements, comparative historical methods, social theory

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.

Selected Publications

“The Return of Judicial Repression: What Has Happened to the Strike?” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics, Vol. 10: Iss. 1, Article 1 (2012) Available at: http://www.bepress.com/forum/vol10/iss1/1.

Chris Rhomberg. 2012. The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
https://www.russellsage.org/publications/broken-table

Chris Rhomberg. 2004. No There There: Race, Class and Political Community in Oakland. Berkeley: University of California Press; second printing 2007. http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520251663

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.