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  • Douglas McAdam

    Douglas McAdam

    Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor, Emeritus

    BioDoug McAdam is The Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and the former Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is the author or co-author of 18 books and some 85 other publications in the area of political sociology, with a special emphasis on race in the U.S., American politics, and the study of social movements and “contentious politics.” Among his best known works are Political Process and the Development of Black Insurgency, 1930-1970, a new edition of which was published in 1999 (University of Chicago Press), Freedom Summer (1988, Oxford University Press), which was awarded the 1990 C. Wright Mills Award as well as being a finalist for the American Sociological Association’s best book prize for 1991 and Dynamics of Contention (2001, Cambridge University Press) with Sid Tarrow and Charles Tilly. He is also the author of the 2012 book, A Theory of Fields (Oxford University Press), with Neil Fligstein and a book due out this summer on the historical origins of the deep political and economic divisions that characterize the contemporary U.S. The book, from Oxford University Press, is entitled: The Origins of Our Fractured Society: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Post-War America (with Karina Kloos). He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.

  • Daniel McFarland

    Daniel McFarland

    Professor of Education and, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI am currently engaged in several projects.

    1. I am writing a textbook on Social Network Analysis in R with James Moody and Jeff Smith.

    2. I am writing up a series of papers on how micro-events in interaction relate to social networks with Jan Fuhse.

    3. However, the majority of my current research projects concern the sociology of science and research innovation.

  • Crystal A. Moore

    Crystal A. Moore

    Ph.D. Student in Education, admitted Autumn 2017
    Stanford Student Employee, Institutional Research & Decision Support
    Research Associate, Sociology

    BioCrystal A. Moore is a third-year doctoral student at the Stanford Graduate School of Education in the programs on education policy, organizational theory and the sociology of education. She works with Linda Darling-Hammond, Ben Domingue, David Labaree and Mitchell Stevens at Stanford. Crystal has an undergraduate degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Crystal’s research interests converge at the intersection of race, class, democracy and education, looking at the social, emotional and academic components of student well-being. She draws from theories related to social capital and stratification with an explicit interest in differences based on race, class, geography and language proficiency. Her research projects explore how changing urban demographics impact educational opportunities and outcomes, political and financial support for public education and district success achieving their stated goals. They build on the literature of child development, continuous improvement, effective schools, leadership, positive outliers, social emotional learning, suburbanization, trauma, urbanization and 90/90/90 schools. Racial, ethnic and language politics also are major themes in her research projects.

    Crystal’s current scholarship is informed by two decades of experience in education. She is driven by a lifelong passion for developing racially diverse, high performing, urban public schools. For over ten years, she worked as a consultant on a number of school improvement projects, including community schools, independent school equity, individualized instructional plans, new school design and quantitative diversity research. Her areas of practice include change management, continuous improvement, leadership development, school design, and staff training. Her last full-time position was coaching principals for the DC State Superintendent of Education’s Learning Support Network, providing leadership coaching, technical assistance and professional development to four Priority school leaders.