Cedric de Leon
Howley Hall 210A
Ph.D. - University of Michigan
Cedric's research examines the contradictions of liberal democracy, especially as they pertain to labor, race, and political parties. He is the author of The Origins of Right to Work (Cornell University Press 2015) and Party & Society (Polity 2014) and co-editor of Building Blocs (Stanford University Press 2015). Before becoming a professor, Cedric was by turns an organizer, a local union president, and a rank-and-file activist in the U.S. labor movement.
Area(s) of Expertise:
Labor and Labor Movements, Political Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Comparative Historical Sociology, History of Sociology, Theory, Culture, Urban Sociology
Awards and Honors:
2012 Outstanding Author Contribution Award
- Emerald Publishing2009 Charles Tilly Award for the best article in the area of comparative and historical sociology
- American Sociological Association
de Leon, Cedric., Desai, Manali., Tugal, Cihan. (2015). Building Blocs: How Parties Organize Society.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
de Leon, Cedric. (2015). The Origins of Right to Work: Antilabor Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Chicago.
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
de Leon, Cedric. (2014). Party and Society: Reconstructing a Sociology of Democratic Party Politics.
de Leon, Cedric. (2011). The More Things Change: A Gramscian Genealogy of Barack Obama's 'Post-Racial' Politics.
Political Power and Social Theory, 22, 75-104.
de Leon, Cedric. (2010). Vicarious Revolutionaries: Martial Discourse and the Origins of Mass Party Competition in the United States, 1789-1848.
Studies in American Political Development, 24 (1), 121-141.
de Leon, Cedric., Desai, Manali., Tugal, Cihan. (2009). Political Articulation: Parties and the Constitution of Cleavages in the U.S., India, and Turkey.
Sociological Theory, 27 (3), 193-219.
de Leon, Cedric. (2008). No Bourgeois Mass Party, No Democracy: The Missing Link in Barrington Moore's American Civil War.
Political Power and Social Theory, 19, 39-82.
Desai, Manali., Mudge, Stephanie., Slater, Dan., Social Science History Association, Toronto, Canada, "Author-Meets-Critics Session on Party and Society, by Cedric de Leon". November, 2014.
de Leon, Cedric., Social Science History Association, Toronto, "(Trans)Formations of the Racial State". November, 2014.
de Leon, Cedric., Agartan, Kaan., American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, "Citizenship and Precarious Work under Neoliberalism: Turkey and the United States, 1980 to the Present". August, 2014.
de Leon, Cedric., The Emergence of European State Forms in Comparative Perspective, Yale Center for Historical Enquiry and the Social Sciences (CHESS), New Haven, "Political Parties and the Consolidation of American State Sovereignty". May, 2014.
de Leon, Cedric., Asia-Pacific in the Making of the Americas Symposium on Manila: Transpacific Nexus of Cultural Translation, Brown University, Providence, May, 2014.
de Leon, Cedric., Pacewicz, Josh., Saeed, Sadia., Providence College, Providence, "Author-Meets-Critics Session on Party and Society, by Cedric de Leon". April, 2014.
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