Neil Gross

Neil Gross

Neil Gross is a professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and a visiting scholar of New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge.[1] He has written several books on sociological and political topics, and also blogs for The Chronicle of Higher Education.[2] Gross edits the American Sociological Association's journal Sociological Theory.[3] He previously taught at the University of Southern California and at Harvard University.[3]


  • Early life 1
  • Education 2
  • Books 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Gross grew up near Berkeley, California, raised by his stay-at-home mother and his father, a legal editor. Both of his parents were avid readers.[4]


Gross earned a BA in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002.[3]


  • "Pragmatism, Phenomenology, and Twentieth-Century American Sociology" - in Sociology in America: A History, Craig Calhoun, ed. 2008. ISBN 9780226090955
  • Richard Rorty: The Making of an American Philosopher- 2008. ISBN 9780226309903
  • Social Knowledge in the Making - co-edited with Charles Camic and Michèle Lamont. 2011.
  • Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? - 2013. ISBN 9780674059092
  • Professors and Their Politics - co-edited with Solon Simmons. 2014. ISBN 9781421413341


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External links

  • University of British Columbia - Neil Gross