Eric Malczewski is a Lecturer on Social Studies and serves on the Board of Advisors for Social Studies. He is a Faculty Fellow in The Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.
He is currently working on a monograph that provides a theoretical and historical account of conceptions of nature in American culture and their role in the emergence of a new domain of experience. The study is intended as a contribution to sociological theory and the understanding of the role played by nature and the environment in American modernity. Other empirical foci include the constitutive principles of modernity, nationalism, and the genesis of modern institutions. His current theoretical work focuses on the role that symbolic organizing principles play in social orders and institutions.
His published research focuses on the organizing principles of social science and epistemological issues in sociological theory. Other core interests include conceptions of nature and the environment, classical sociological theory (with a special emphasis on the thought of Émile Durkheim and Max Weber), sociology of knowledge, modern culture, philosophy of the human sciences, and culture.
(More information is available here: http://scholar.harvard.edu/ericmalczewski)
He received his Ph.D. in Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy of Social Science from the University Professors Program at Boston University. He holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University and a Master of Public Policy with Honors from The University of Chicago.
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 10b: Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)