Ronald N. Jacobs

Ronald N. Jacobs

Department of Sociology
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Arts & Sciences 334

1996 PhD, Sociology, UCLA
1992 MA, Sociology, UCLA
1989 BA, Rice University

Ron Jacobs


Theory, Culture and Mass Media


Professor Jacobs’s areas of interest include social theory, cultural and political sociology, mass media, and civil society. His research has examined racial crisis, the sociology of news production, the relationship between African-American and “mainstream” public spheres, and the use of narrative methods for studying discourse. He is currently working on two new research projects investigating media and the public sphere. The first is a study of media opinion and commentary, while the second is an examination of television, entertainment media, and the aesthetic public sphere. 


Research Interests

  • Cultural Sociology
  • Media Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
  • Political Sociology