Robin S Stryker
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin, 1986.
- welfare state
- social change
- qualitative methods
- social policy
- comparative and historical sociology
- law and society
- labor law
- family policy
- employment law
- economic sociology
- affirmative action
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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