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Dr. Thomas Burr

Associate Professor
Sociology and Anthropology
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 350
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Current Courses

271.001Introduction To Sociological Research

271.002Introduction To Sociological Research

195.001Sociology of Popular Culture

291.004Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Sociology-Antropology

420.001Global Development & Economic Change

270.001Sociological Theory

270.002Sociological Theory

495.001Special Topics In Sociology

Teaching Interests & Areas

Global and comparative historical sociology; sociology of culture; economic sociology; global development; research methodology

Research Interests & Areas

Global and comparative history; macrosociology; consumer markets; economic development; bicycle history

Ph D Sociology

University of California, Davis
Davis, California

MA Sociology

University of California, Davis
Davis, California

MA History

University of California, Davis
Davis, California

MA International Relations

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

BA Political Science

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California

Conference Proceeding

Burr, T. Bicycle Industry Institutions in France and the United States, 1880-1914. Nadine Besse, Anne Henry (EDs). International Cycle History Conference 19 (2008): 189-198.
Burr, T. National Cycle Organizations in Britain, France, and the United States, 1875-1905. Rob van der Plas, Nicholas Oddy, Nick Clayton (EDs). International Cycle History Conference 18 (2007): 34-42.
Burr, T. French Expansion, American Collapse, 1890-1910. Andrew Ritchie (EDs). International Cycle History Conference 16 (2005): 120-142.

Journal Article

Burr, T. Making Distribution Markets: Market-Wide Institutions in French and American Bicycle Distribution, 1865-1914. American Journal of Economics and Sociology 73.1 (2014): 178-209.
Burr, T. Market Cycles: Bicycles, Riders, Industries, and Environments in France and the United States, 1865-1914. Fred Lee (EDs). American Journal of Economics and Sociology 72.2 (2013)
Burr, T. Market-widening: Shaping total market demand for French and American bicycles circa 1890. Marketing Theory (2013)
Burr, T. National Market Communities: Bicycle Use and Civil Society in France and the United States, 1867-1914.. Jonathan Schroeder (EDs). Consumption, Markets and Culture 15.1 (2011): 63-85.
Burr, T. Building Community, Legitimating Consumption: Creating the U.S. Bicycle Market, 1876-1884. Socio-Economic Review 4.3 (2006): 417-446.

Presentations

Big Human History: Synthesizing Evolutionary Ideas from the Social Sciences. International Big History Conference. International Big History Association. (2016)

Pride & Prejudice Post-Production Panel Discussion. William Thomas McBride chair, with Director Lori Adams, Brian Rejack, assistant professor of English, and Thomas Burr, associate professor in the Sociology and Anthropology Department. Illinois State University’s Center for Performing Arts March 29 2015,

Consumer-Mediated Design Ferment: French and American Bicycles, 1892-1914. American Sociological Association annual meeting. American Sociological Association. (2012)
The French Velocipede Industry of the Early 1870s: Analysis and Further Questions. International Cycle History Conference annual meeting. International Cycle History Conference. (2012)
Trade Shows as Market Governance Institutions. Post-Keynesian International Conference annual meeting. Post-Keynesian International Conference. (2012)
Varieties of Capitalist Consumption: National Taste Regimes. Consumer Studies Research Network pre-conference. American Sociological Association. (2012)
Governing the Trade: Bicycle Distribution in France and the United States, 1865-1914.. American Sociological Association annual meeting. American Sociological Association. (2011)
Spectacular Market Growth: Macrosocial Promotional Spectacles Influencing Total Market Demand. Consumer Studies Research Network pre-conference. American Sociological Association. (2011)
Consumer Support Institutions in Consumer Markets: Bicycle Use and Civil Society in France and the United States, 1867-1914. American Sociological Association annual meeting. American Sociological Association. (2009)
Bicycle Industry Institutions in France and the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century. International Cycle History Conference annual meeting. International Cycle History Conference. (2008)