the most interesting sociologist in the world

Economists talk to him, just to learn about sociology.

His initials are A, G, I, and L.

The ASA has a crash pad for him at the K Street condo.

Gayatri Spivak once looked into having him father her child.

The IRB does not ever grant him “exempt” status so they can read his research at a leisurely pace.

He’s the only AJS reader whose subscription comes in a hand stitched leather cover.

He once dated Judith Butler … and they still call each other just to catch up on things.

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Written by fabiorojas

November 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

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  1. Oh cool, you wrote a post about my advisor!


    most interesting grad student

    November 14, 2011 at 1:29 am

  2. He once ran an ERGM model using only his fanny pack.



    November 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

  3. I know of a sociologist who:
    a) played on OJ Simpson’s national championship football team at USC
    b) made it to the NFL (as a Raider)
    c) did two tours of duty in Vietnam in the Marines
    d) appeared in a John Wayne movie
    e) sat in on the studio recording of the Birds’, “Turn, turn, turn”
    f) may or may not have spent a summer in the Swat Valley of Afghanistan two summers ago
    g) oh, and picked up a Harvard law degree along the way.

    Though he has in no way retired, he has reportedly not attended a single faculty meeting in at least a decade, and no one gives him shit for this.


    the dude

    November 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

  4. OH yeah, and let’s not forget HE’S MALE. I show the original commercial in my gender class to illustrate the reification/glorification of masculine standards. Guess it counts for sociology too.



    November 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

  5. @Kate: If you think what I wrote was bad, you should’ve seen what was Liz wanted me to write!



    November 14, 2011 at 6:10 pm

  6. @Fabio – Ha! For shame, Liz, for shame. ;)



    November 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

  7. @Kate: Actually, I thought people would be angry that the MISITW was a structural functionalist.



    November 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

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