Brandon Gorman

 Assistant Professor

Brandon Gorman

Expertise: Political Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Globalization, Computer-Aided Text Analysis

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  • Phone: 518-442-4696
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    1400 Washington Avenue
    Arts & Sciences 351
    University at Albany, 12222

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  • 2016: PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2012: MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2009: MA, Political Science, University of Georgia
  • 2006: BA, Political Science, University of Georgia

Current Research:

Brandon Gorman's research investigates how individuals and organizations engage with international politics by analyzing large bodies of texts from newspapers, government publications, and internet message boards, cross-national public opinion surveys, and in-depth interviews. Much of his work is on the Middle East and North Africa, primarily Tunisia. His research has been published by Middle East Law and Governance, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, and Social Forces, presented at annual meetings of domestic and international professional associations, and has been covered by NPR. Brandon is currently researching and publishing on mass attitudes toward international organizations, American media coverage of foreign leaders, and psychosocial responses to terrorism.

Courses Taught:

  • ASOC 255: Mass Media