Davita Silfen Glasberg

Davita Silfen Glasberg

Professor of Sociology
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Office: 220 Manchester Hall
Telephone: 860 486-5504
E-Mail: davita.glasberg@uconn.edu

PhD., 1983, SUNY-Stony Brook
M.A., 1978, SUNY-Stony Brook
M.A., 1976, Brooklyn College
B.A., 1973, Brooklyn College
CURRICULUM VITAE

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT:

My research is primarily focused on the relationship between finance capital institutions and society, particularly the affect these institutions may have on power of the state, inequality, and human rights. I am also interested in systems and relations of power and domination and the role of the state in social constructions of ‘race,’ class, and gender. I am currently co-authoring research with Deric Shannon and Abbey Willis on multiple sites of power and oppressions, and with Abbey Willis on state projects of families and human rights.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha. 2015. The Human Rights Enterprise: The State, Resistance, and Human Rights.Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA: Polity Press.

Erika del Villar and Davita Silfen Glasberg. 2015. “Victims of Terrorism and the Right to Redress: Challenges and Contradictions in the 2012 Emmerson Report.” Humanity and Society pp. 1-18. Also available at http://has.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0160597614563386v1.pdf?ijkey=Fi28NuNmty7WyIt&keytype=finite

Barret Katuna and Davita Silfen Glasberg. 2014.  “Rules vs. Rights? Social Control, Dignity, and the Right to Housing in the Shelter System.” Sociologists Without Borders 9(1):25-47.

Davita Silfen Glasberg and Kenneth J. Neubeck. 2013. Sociology: Diversity and Change in the 21st Century. Kendall Hunt.

William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha (eds.). 2011. Human Rights in Our Own Back Yard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (winner, Hirabayashi Book Award for Best Book, 2012, American Sociological Association Human Rights Section).

Davita Silfen Glasberg and Deric Shannon. 2011. Political Sociology: Oppression, Resistance, and the State. Sage/ Pine Forge Press.

Angie Beeman, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Colleen Casey.  2010. “Whiteness as Property: Predatory Lending and the Reproduction of Racialized Inequality.”  Critical Sociology 37(1):27-45.