Robin S Stryker

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stryk006@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, 1986.

Specialties

  • welfare state
  • stratification
  • social change
  • qualitative methods
  • social policy
  • theory
  • comparative and historical sociology
  • politics
  • organizations
  • law and society
  • institutions
  • labor law
  • inequality
  • gender
  • family policy
  • employment law
  • economic sociology
  • class
  • affirmative action
Courses Taught
  • SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
  • SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology: The Welfare State
  • SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law
  • SOC 3201 - Inequality: Introduction to Stratification
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Invited Scholar in Residence. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society, Cologne, Germany: September 8, 1999 - October 1, 1999
  • President, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics: 2000 - 2001
  • Chair, Sociology of Law Section, American Sociological Association: 1999 - 2000
  • Plenary Speaker: Workshop on Institutions, Conflict & Change, Kellogg School, Northwestern , September 2003
  • Editorial Board, American Sociological Review: 1997 - 2000
  • Jean Monnet Fellowhip, Robert Schuman Center: European University Institute, Florence , 2001 - 2002
  • Editorial Board: Socio-Economic Review , 2002 - 2005
  • Editorial Board: Contemporary Sociology , 2000 - 2003
  • Council Member: Economic Sociology Section, American Sociological Association , 2003 - 2006
  • Council Member: Theory Section, American Sociological Association , 2002 - 2004
  • Advisory Board: Socio-Economic Review , 2001 - 2005

Research

  • Social Science in Government Regulation of Equal Employment Opportunity: Funded by National Science Foundation, Sociology Program, 2005 - 2007
  • Political Partisanship and European Welfare States: with Scott Eliason. Supported by Jean Monnet Fellowship, European University Institute, 2001 - 2002
Publications
  • Political Culture Wars 1960s Style: Equal Employment Opportunity-Affirmative Action Law and the Philadelphia Plan: Stryker, Robin, Nicholas Pedriana, American Journal of Sociology, 103 633-691, 1997.
  • Political Culture Wars 1990s Style: The Drum Beat of Quotas in Media Framing of the Civil Rights Act of 1991: Stryker, Robin, Martha Scarpellino & Mellisa Holtzman, Social Stratification and Mobility, 17 33-106, 1999.
  • Disparate Impact and the Quota Debates: Law, Labor Market Sociology, and Equal Employment Policies: Stryker, Robin, Sociological Quarterly, 42 13-46, 2001.
  • Globalization and the Welfare State: Stryker, Robin, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 18 1-49, 1998.
  • A Political Approach to Organizations and Institutions: Stryker, Robin, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 19 171-193, 2002.
  • Beyond History vs Theory: Strategic Narrative and Sociological Explanation: Stryker, Robin, Sociological Methods and Research, 24 304-352, 1996.
  • Science, Class and the Welfare State: A Class-centered Functional Account: Stryker, Robin, American Journal of Sociology, 96 684-726, 1990.
  • Religio-Ethnic Effects on Attainments in the Early Career: Stryker, Robin, American Sociological Review, 46 212-231, 1981.
  • Rules, Resources and Legitimacy Processes: Some Implications for Social Conflict, Order and Change: Stryker, Robin, American Journal of Sociology, 99 847-910, 1994.
  • Mind the Gap: Law, Institutional Analysis and Socioeconomics: Stryker, Robin, Socio-Economic Review, 1 335-367, 2003.
  • Limits on Technocratization of the Law: The Elimination of the National Labor Relations Board's Division of Economic Research: Stryker, Robin, American Sociological Review, 54 341-358, 1989.
  • Legitimacy Processes as Institutional Politics: Impliations for Theory and Research in the Sociology of Organizations: Stryker, Robin, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 17 179-223, 2000.
  • A Tale of Two Agencies: Class, Political Institutional and Organizational Factors in State Reliance on Social Science: Stryker, Robin, Politics & Society, 18 101-141, 1990.
  • A Sociological Perspective on Law and the Economy: Stryker, Robin, Lauren Edelman, Handbook of Economic Sociology, 2nd Ed, 2004.
Awards
  • University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award, 1992
  • Founder's Prize for the best paper presented at the 1996 International Conference on Socio-Economics, 1997
  • Recognition for Exceptional Teaching, College of Liberal Arts, University of Iowa, 1989
  • Scholar of the College, 2004 - 2007
  • Election to Sociological Research Association, 1998
  • Barrington Moore Prize for the best article in comparative and historical sociology in 1995 or 1996 for "Beyond History vs. Theory: Strategic Narrative and Sociological Explanation", 1997
  • Jean Monnet Fellowship, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute, Florence, 2001 - 2002
  • Founder's Prize, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, 1997
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa, 1994 - 2000
  • Faculty Scholar Award, University of Iowa, 1993 - 1996