Wagner-Pacifici, Robin

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

Recent Publications:
The Art of Surrender: Decomposing Sovereignty at Conflict’s End, The University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Honorable Mention, 2006 Culture Section of the American Sociological Association, Best Book Award
Author-Meets-Critics Session, American Sociological Association 2007 Annual Meeting
Meet the Author Session, European Sociological Association 2007 Annual Meeting
Theorizing the Standoff: Contingency in Action, Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Winner, 2001 Culture Section of the American Sociological Association Best Book Award

“Graphing the Grammar of Motives in U.S. National Security Strategies: Cultural Interpretation, Automated Text Analysis and the Drama of Global Politics,” co-authored with John W. Mohr, Ronald L. Breiger, and Petko Bogdanov , special issue: “Topic Modeling and Text Analysis: New Possibilities Linking Computer Scientists with Researchers in the Humanities and the Social Sciences,” Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media, and the Arts, forthcoming, December 2013.
“The Resolution of Social Conflict,” co-authored with Meredith Hall, Annual Review of Sociology, Volume 38, 2012.
“Theorizing the Restlessness of Events,” American Journal of Sociology, Volume 115:5 March, 2010.
“When Futures Meet the Present,” invited response essay, Sociological Forum, Volume 24, Issue 3 September, 2009.
“The Innocuousness of State Lethality in an Age of National Security,” Special Issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, "Killing States: Lethal Decisions/Final Judgments." Edited by Austin Sarat and Jennifer Culbert, 107:3 Summer 2008.
Office Location:
6 East 16th Street, Room 922
Office Hours:
Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm and by appointment
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5737 x3014

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Research Interests:
Political sociology, analysis of historical events and interstitial moments in social and political, and military contexts, sociology of culture. Methodological approaches include political semiosis, discourse analysis, hermeneutics.
CV (pdf):
Robin Wagner-Pacifici CV

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