Rhonda Levine

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Rhonda Levine

Professor of Sociology, Emerita

Department/Office Information

Sociology and Anthropology

BS, Michigan State University, 1974; MA, McGill University, 1975; PhD, SUNY Binghamton, 1980

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1981-82
  • Bowdoin College, 1980-81

Political sociology, racial and social stratification

Racial and social inequality.  Feminism and Orthodox Jewish women

  • Books:
  • When Race Meets Class:  African Americans Coming of Age in a Small City (Routledge, 2019)
  • Enriching the Sociological Imagination:How Radical Sociology Changed the Discipline (Paradigm, 2005)
  • Class, Networks, and Identity: Replanting Jewish Lives from Nazi Germany to Rural New York (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001)
  • Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates (Rowman and Littlefield,1999)
  • Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor, Industrial Capital and the State (University Press of Kansas, 1988)
  • Recapturing Marxism: An Appraisal of Recent Trends in Sociological Theory, co-edited (Praeger, 1987)
  • Radical Sociologists and the Movement, ed. (Temple University Press, 1991)
  • Bringing Class Back In: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives, co-ed. (Westview, 1991)     


Published Articles In:                    

  • Conflicts and Change (Vol. 4)
  • Research in Social Movements
  • Journal of Political and Military Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Humanity and Society
  • Current Perspectives in Social Theory (Vol. 5)
  • Research in Political Sociology,
  • From the Left Bank to the Mainstream: Historical Debates and Contemporary Research in Marxist Sociology
  • Wisconsin Journal of Sociology
  • Numerous reviews and comments in States and Societies
  • The Review of Radical Political Economics
  • Insurgent Sociologist
  • Sociology: Reviews of New Books
  • Contemporary Sociology
  • Critical Sociology
  • Social Forces
  • Labor History
  • American Political Science Review
  • Journal of American History
  • Left History
  • Gender and Society
  • Michigan Sociological Review


  • Fellowship Grant, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1996
  • Grant, Fund for the Advancement for the Discipline, American Sociological Association 1997
  • Research grant, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation 1998
  • Arnold A Sio Chair of Diversity and Community, 2005-2006
  • Sidney J and Florence Felten French Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2014
  • Jerome Balmuth Teaching Award, 2016