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Eric Hirsch



Contact Information:
Howley Hall 117


Ph.D. - University of Chicago

Brief Biography:

Eric Hirsch is a distinguished urban sociologist, whose publications have appeared in a variety of journals, including the American Sociological Review. He is the author of Urban Revolt: Ethnic Politics in the Nineteenth Century Labor Movement (University of California Press). Above all, however, he is a tireless advocate for the homeless and spends most of his time outside the classroom in the fight for social justice.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Homelessness, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Disaster, Social Movements

Selected Publications:

Hirsch, Eric. (1990). Sacrifice for the cause: Group processes, recruitment, and commitment in a student social movement. American Sociological Review, American Sociological Association. 55 (2), 243-254.

Hirsch, Eric. (1990). Urban Revolt: Ethnic Politics in the Nineteenth-Century Chicago Labor Movement . Berkley, CA: University of California Press.

Recent Presentations:

Hirsch, Eric., American Statistical Association, New Orleans, LA, "Ethnographic Research on Homeless Populations". November, 2012.

Hirsch, Eric., HUD HMIS-HEARTH, Atlanta, GA, "Reporting on the Rhode Island HMIS Implementation". September, 2010.

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