Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Faculty Publications

The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity

Dr. David Embick, along with Rogelio Saenz and Nestor Rodriguez edited The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity.

The book examines key countries in every region of world, this handbook presents population profiles and analyses concerning racial/ethnic disparities and changing intergroup relations. Inside, prominent scholars from various parts of the world and disciplines address the links between stratification, demography, and conflict across the globe. 


Dr. Anne Figert, along with Susan Bell coauthored Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics.

In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is changing, and the potential shapes it will take in the future. They develop a unique argument that medicalization, biomedicalization, pharmaceuticalization and geneticization are related and co-evolving processes, present throughout the globe.

 Cover for  Religion and Community in the New Urban America

Dr. Elfriede Wedam, along with Paul Numrich coauthored Religion & Community in the New Urban America.

The bookexamines the interrelated transformations of cities and urban congregations. The authors ask how the new metropolis affects local religious communities and what role those communities play in creating the new metropolis. Through an in-depth study of fifteen Chicago congregations-Catholic parishes, Protestant churches, Jewish synagogues, Muslim mosques, and a Hindu temple, both city and suburban-this book describes congregational life and measures congregational influences on urban environments.


Dr. Kelly Moore, along with Daniel Lee Kleinman edited the Routledge Handbook or Science, Technology and Society.

This book seeks to capture the dynamism and breadth of the field by presenting work that pushes the reader to think about science and technology and their intersections with social life in new ways. The interdisciplinary contributions by international experts in this handbook are organized around six topic areas - embodiment, consuming technoscience, digitization, environments, science as work and rules and standards.

 Cover: The Cultural Matrix in HARDCOVER

Dr. Peter Rosenblatt, along with Kathryn Edin and Queenie Zhu coauthored a chapter in the book The Cultural Matrix, Understanding Black Youth.

Dr. Rosenblatt's chapter is "I Do Me" and examines young black men and the stuggle to resist the street. 

New Labor in New York

Dr. Kathleen Dunn, wrote a chapter in the book New Labor in New York; Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement.

Dr. Dunn's chapter is "Street Vendors in and against the Global City".