University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Sociology




Brian Connor


Brian Connor is a Ph.D. candidate. He is interested in sociological theory, cultural sociology, and political sociology. His dissertation uses the history of women's suffrage in the US to create a sociological theory of democracy based on the philosophy of Jacques Rancière. From 2008-2010, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.


Ph.D. Sociology University of Massachusetts—Amherst
2007 M.A. Sociology University of Massachusetts—Amherst
2003 B.A. Sociology & Political Science Tulane University


Connor, Brian T. "From Analogy to Metanarrative: Meanings of 9/11 in Civil Society." Cultural Sociology. 6(1): 3-25. 2012

Baiocchi, Gianpaolo and Brian T. Connor. "The Ethnos in the Polis: Political Ethnography as a mode of Inquiry." Sociology Compass 2(1): 139-55. 2008


Brian has taught courses in Cultural Sociology, Sociological Theory, and Social Problems, among others.


Department of Sociology • Thompson Hall • University of Massachusetts–Amherst, MA 01003