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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
Personal Webpage:

Curriculum Vitae

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


Selected papers and publications

Pearce, Susan C. "Remembering the Solidarity Movement in Poland." Book chapter for the anthology. Cultural Memories of Non-Violent Struggle. ed. Anna Reading and Tamar Katrield. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan. (Forthcoming).

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