Steven Seidman


Expertise: Social Theory

Contact Info:

  • Office: 318 Arts & Sciences Building
  • Phone: please contact by email
  • Mailing Address:
  • 1400 Washington Ave.
    Arts & Sciences 351
    University at Albany
    Albany, NY 12222

CV: Curriculum Vitae


  • 1980 Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • 1977 A.M., New School for Social Research
  • 1972 A.B., State University of New York, Brockport

Recent Research Projects

  • Professor Seidman works in the areas of theory, sexuality, and the study of empire and nation. He draws considerably from critical gender studies in his general approach to sociology and social analysis. Recently, queer gender scholars such as Butler and Halberstam have informed his thinking about ‘compulsory heterosexuality’ and sexual/gender identity.

Research Interests

  • middle east
  • nationalism
  • intimate life

Courses Taught

  • SOC362: Sociology of Sexualities
  • SOCuuu: Citizenship & Democracy
  • SOC510: Theory I
  • SOC511: Theory II
  • SOCggg: Globalization & Terror
  • SOCggg: Democracy