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Susan C. Pearce

Susan C. Pearce

Associate Professor
Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 1997
Office: Brewster A-402
Tel: 252.328.2544
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Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest: Culture and Politics, Ethnicity, Immigration, Gender, Collective Memory, Democratic Transformations


Selected papers and publications

Pearce, Susan C. 2015. "Who Owns a Movement's Memory? The Case of Poland's Solidarity." Book chapter for the anthology, Cultural Memories of Non-Violent Struggle, Hants, UK:  Palgrave MacMillan. Edited by Anna Reading and Tamar Katriel.

Pearce, Susan C. 2014. "Producing Culture in Taksim." Book chapter for anthology, Gezi ve Sosyoloji:  Nesneyle Yuzlesmek, Nesneyi Kurmak. (Gezi and Sociology:  Facing the Object, Constructing the Object). Editedby Vefa Saygin Ogutle and Emrah Goker. Instanbul, Turkey:  Ayrinti Yayinlari.

Pearce, Susan C. and Alex Cooper. 2014. "LGBT Movements in Southeast Europe:  Violence, Justice, and International Intersections." Book chapter for the Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice. Edited by Dana Peterson and Vanessa R. Panfil. New York:  Springer Publishing.

Pearce, Susan C. 2014. "Silence, Screens, and Spectacles after 1989:  East Central Europe and the Unfinished Business of Memory Refolutions." Pp. 213-238 in Silence, Screen, and Spectacle:  Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information. Edited by Lindsey A. Freeman, Benjamin Nienass, and Rachel Daniell. Oxford and New York:  Berghahn Books.

Pearce, Susan C. and Natalie J. Sokoloff. 2013. "'This Should Not Be Happening in this Country': Private-Life Violence and Immigration Intersections in a U.S. Gateway City." Sociological Forum 28:4 (forthcoming).

Pearce, Susan C., Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon. 2012. "19 Million and Counting: Unique Issues Facing America's Foreign-born Women in the Home and Workplace." Book chapter for the anthology, Agenda for Social Justice - Volume 3, 2012. Lewinston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press.

Pearce, Susan C., Elizabeth, J. Clifford and Reena Tandon. 2011. Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience. New York: New York University Press.

Pearce, Susan C. and Slawomir Kapralski, ed. 2000. Reformulations: Markets, Policy, and identities in Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Poland IFIS Publishers.

Pearce, Susan C. and Eugenia Sojka, ed. 2000. Mosaics of Change: The First Decade of Life in the New Eastern Europe. Gdansk, Poland: University of Gdansk Press.

Susan C. Pearce’s research is concerned with the political contexts of culture, with an emphasis on diversity and marginality in the United States and in countries experiencing democratic transformations. Among her research initiatives are the intersections between gender and immigration, collective memory in East-Central Europe, local and transnational social movements, intimate partner violence in global perspective, and race relations.

Research Blog on the 20th-Anniversary Commemorations of 1989 in East-Central Europe:

ECU Courses offered:

Sociology 2110 Introduction to Sociology

Sociology 3000 Special Topics: Global Understanding

Sociology 3400 Gender and Society

Sociology 6900 Special Topics: Gender, Cultures and Social Movements in Global Perspective