Blodgett Hall 308
phone: (845) 437-7597

Spring 2020

Urban Sociology (URBS/SOCI 237)

Research Methods (SOCI 254)

Office Hours

Tuesdays 1-3
Wednesdays 10-12
and by appt.

Leonard Nevarez received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and joined Vassar's Sociology Department in 1999. His research examines how markets and their cultures transform places, formal organizations, and labor reproduction. He is the author of Pursuing Quality of Life: From the Affluent Society to the Consumer Society (Routledge, 2011) and New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy (Routledge, 2003). He's currently overseeing a food security survey in the city of Poughkeepsie -- a replication of the Poughkeepsie Plenty community food assessment he conducted in 2010-14. He blogs at Musical Urbanism and can be found on Twitter @LeonardNevarez.
His courses in the Sociology Department include Power and Global Capital, Sociology of the New Economy (cross-listed in Science and Technology Studies), Quality of Life, Community Development (cross-listed in Urban Studies), Corporate Power, Introduction to Sociology, and Research Methods. In the Urban Studies Program, his courses include Cities After Society, Musical Urbanism, Introduction to Urban Studies, and Urban Theory.
Curriculum vitae

Syllabi for old classes