Department of Sociology & Criminology
Hava Gordon, associate professor, received her PhD from the University of Oregon in 2005. Dr. Gordon specializes in the social construction of inequalities such as gender, race, class and age; social movements; schooling; and qualitative research methods. Her previous research explored how multiple social inequalities together shape youth political movements, and is the subject of her recent book, We Fight to Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism (Rutgers University Press), as well as journal articles. Her current research focuses on community struggles over urban school reform. She teaches courses on schooling, gender, globalization, and qualitative methods, as well as service learning courses on social movements and youth cultures. Professor Gordon also teaches in the Gender and Women's Studies program, which she began directing this summer.