About Cedric de Leon

Cedric de Leon is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Providence College. His research examines the ways in which political parties shape labor movements, democratic reform, and race relations. Cedric’s work has appeared in Sociological Theory, Political Power and Social Theory, and Studies in American Political Development. His first book, Party and Society (Polity, 2014), remaps the field of democratic party politics to include sociology’s classical and contemporary contributions. Cedric's second book, The Origins of Right to Work (Cornell University Press, 2015), traces contemporary antilabor rhetoric and legislation to the northern victory in the U.S. Civil War. His third book, which is co-edited with Manali Desai and Cihan Tugal, is titled, Building Blocs (Stanford University Press, 2015) and explains how political parties divide people in their struggle to remake the social order.


Present Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Brown University
Present Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Sociology, Providence College

Curriculum Vitae



Honors and Awards

2012 - Outstanding Author Contribution Award for “The More Things Change: A Gramscian Genealogy of Barack Obama’s ‘Post-Racial’ Politics,” Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Emerald Publishing, 2009 - Charles Tilly Award for the best article in the area of comparative and historical sociology for “No Bourgeois Mass Party, No Democracy: The Missing Link in Barrington Moore’s American Civil War,” American Sociological Association, 2008 - Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) Grant for Field Work in Alabama and Illinois, Providence College, and 2006 - Postdoctoral Research Support Grant for Field Work in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

Contact Information

Department of Sociology
Providence College
1 Cunningham Square, Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 734.255.4849
Email: cdeleon@providence.edu


Books (3)

Articles (4)

Book Reviews (7)