Hava Gordon, associate professor of sociology, specializes in the social construction of inequalities such as gender, race, class and age; social movements; schooling and education reform politics in the context of neoliberalism; and qualitative research methods. Her previous research explored how multiple social inequalities shape youth political movements, and is the subject of her book, We Fight to Win: Inequality and the Politics of Youth Activism (Rutgers University Press), as well as journal articles.
Her current research focuses on community struggles over urban school reform, and is the subject of her new book project, This is Our School! Race, Resistance, and Community Struggles over School Reform (under contract with NYU Press). She teaches courses on schooling, gender, globalization, and qualitative methods, as well as service learning courses on social movements and youth cultures. Professor Gordon also directed the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 2012 through June 2017 before taking on the role of department chair for Sociology and Criminology in 2017.