Dr. Richard Sullivan
- Awards & Honors
Richard Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a Masters in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Bachelor's degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Teaching Interests & Areas
Dr. Sullivan regularly teaches a large-enrollment Introduction to Sociology course as well as upper division classes on social movements, higher education, and political sociology. He also teaches social theory at the graduate level.
Research Interests & Areas
Political Sociology, Education, Social Movements, and Labor Studies. His previous research focused on the social movement dynamics of labor movement revitalization, union organizing among white-collar workers and immigrants working in garment industry sweat shops. He is now working on several projects in the arena of public sociology. This work includes producing a podcast, publishing a regular newsletter, and writing a book that addresses the need to improve the sociological literacy of the general public.