Jordan Fox Besek

PhD

Jordan Fox Besek.

Jordan Fox Besek

PhD

Jordan Fox Besek

PhD

Research Interests

Environmental Sociology; Historical Sociology; Social Theory; Philosophy, History, and Sociology of Science; Law and Society; Animal Studies

Contact Information

430 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2417

jfbesek@buffalo.edu

About

Jordan Fox Besek is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. He is both a theorist and empirical researcher, who primarily uses qualitative methods. His current research examines a range of topics, including how globalized social processes link up environments across the world in ways that drive political, cultural, and legal problems; the continued relevance of W.E.B. Du Bois’s approach to interdisciplinarity and the application of this approach to contemporary environmental inequalities; and how sociological theory and practice can best incorporate both the power and limits of the natural sciences. 

Education

  • PhD, University of Oregon

Recent Courses

  • Classical Sociological Theory (graduate)
  • Sociology of Science (graduate)
  • Cinematic Sociology
  • Social Change