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


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.


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.