About Cedric de Leon

Cedric de Leon is Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology at Providence College. His research examines the contradictions of liberal democracy especially as they pertain to labor, race, and party politics in the United States, India, and Turkey. 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.

Positions

Present Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Providence College
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Labor and Labor Movements, Political Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Social Theory, History of Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • 2012 - Outstanding Author Contribution Award for "The More Things Change: A Gramscian Genealogy of Barack Obama's 'Post-Racial' Politics," Emerald Publishing
  • 2013 - Trayvon Martin Social Justice Award for dedication to Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice, Black Studies Program, Providence College
  • 2016 - Political Sociology Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship (Article or Book Chapter) Award, Honorable Mention for "Political Articulation: The Structured Creativity of Parties," American Sociological Association

Courses

  • Political Sociology
  • Contemporary Social Theory
  • History of Social Thought
  • Introductory Sociology

Education

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19982004 Ph.D., University of Michigan ‐ Sociology
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19971998 M.Phil, Cambridge University ‐ Social and Political Science
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19921996 B.A., Yale University ‐ Sociology
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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)