Sociology Faculty - Dr. Brian Klocke
Assistant Professor of Sociology
I have been a SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member since 1997 and I was a fellow in residence in 2010 at the Institute for Ethics in Public Life. My varied research projects, from the study of the War on Terrorism campaign, to the policing of social movements, to the social drama of a professor controversy, and the theory of moral panics, all employ a critical sociological study of how identities, discourses, and ideologies interact with political, social, and institutional structures to affect social inequality locally and globally. I value a public sociology, which seeks to stimulate public debate about social inequalities and promote solutions to social problems based on scholarly research and democratic principles.
- Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Colorado, 2004
- M.S. in College Student Personnel Work, Indiana State University, 1992
- B.S. in Psychology with a Design Studies minor, Iowa State University, 1989
- Sociology of Globalization
- Media and Society
- Introduction to Sociology
- Sociology of Women and Gender
- Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Affiliations and Activities
- Critical Discourse Analysis & media framing of race, class, gender and nation
- Social movements and police & state repression
- Globalization & the War on Terrorism
- Moral Panics
- "Practicing Moral Panics Research: A Hybrid Model with Guidelines for Its Application" (with Glenn Muschert), in C. Krinsky (ed.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Moral Panics, United Kingdom: Ashgate. (Forthcoming 2013).
- "Neoliberal Media's Commodification of Occupy Wall Street and Radical Social Movements", In C. Kashani and B. Frymer (eds.) Lost in Media: The Ethics of Everyday Life, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. (Forthcoming 2012).
- Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2012 (Editor with K. Ferraro, G. Muschert, R. Perrucci, and J. Shefner), August 9, 2012, Society for the Study of Social Problems
- "Social Drama in the Academic-Media Nexus: Journalism's Response to Deviant Ideas." Journalism, April 16, 2012 (online first), (with Michael McDevitt and Marco Briziarrelli).
- “A Hybrid Model of Moral Panics: Synthesizing the Theory and Practice of Moral Panic Research.” Sociology Compass, May 2010, vol. 4, n5, pp. 259-309 (with Glenn Muschert).
- “Whose Streets? Police and Protester Struggles Over Space in Washington, DC, September 29-30, 2001” Policing and Society, September 2005, vol. 15, n 3, pp. 235-254 (with John Noakes and Patrick Gillham).
Office: Redcay Hall 228
Phone: (518) 564-3305