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Bruce Podobnik

Associate Professor of Sociology

JR Howard 362, MSC: 60
Office Hours:

Mondays and Thursdays 3-4pm; Students should sign up on my online calendar, which can be found by running an internet search on Bruce Podobnik homepage.

Academic Credentials

PhD 2000, Johns Hopkins University, MA 1994, Johns Hopkins University, BA 1991, University of California at Santa Cruz


Social Change in Latin America
Quantitative Research Methods
Introduction to Sociology
The Pursuit of Happiness
Environmental Sociology
Myth Ritual and Symbol
Power and Resistance
SOAN Internship
Social Change
Senior Thesis



  • 2011 “Assessing the Social and Environmental Achievements of New Urbanism: Evidence from Portland, Oregon,” Journal of Urbanism, vol. 4(2), pp. 105-126.
  • 2010 “Building the Clean Energy Movement: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective,”pp. 72-80 in Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution, edited by Kolya Abramsky, AK Press: Oakland, CA.
  • 2009 Transforming Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post 9/11 Era. Co-edited by Bruce Podobnik & Thomas Reifer. First edition published by Brill Academic Press; second edition published by Haymarket Books: Chicago, IL.
  • 2006 “Global Energy Inequalities: Exploring the Long-Term Implications,” pp. 135-158 in: Christopher Chase-Dunn and Salvatore Babones (eds.). Global Social Change. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.
  • 2006 Global Energy Shifts: Fostering Sustainability in a Turbulent World. Published by Temple University Press. (Revised edition published by TERI Press in New Delhi, India)
  • 2005 “Resistance to Globalization: Cycles and Trends in the Globalization Protest Movement,”pp. 51-68 in: Bruce Podobnik and Thomas Reifer (eds.). Transforming Globalization. Brill Academic Press: Boston, MA.
  • 2005 “Pollution in Portland: Toxic Emissions in the Metropolitan Area,” summarized in the July/August issue of Portland Monthly, online.
  • 2004 with Thomas Reifer. “The Globalization Protest Movement in Comparative Perspective,” (Introduction to a special issue on globalization protests co-edited by Bruce Podobnik and Thomas Reifer), Journal of World-Systems Research, vol. 10(1), pp. 3-9.2003 Book Review: The Environmental State Under Pressure, by Arthur Mol and Frederick Buttel (eds.), for: The Journal of World-Systems Research, vol. 9(2), pp. 408-10.
  • 2002 “New Urbanism and the Generation of Social Capital: Evidence from Orenco Station,” National Civic Review, vol 91(3), pp. 245-255.
  • 2002 with Kohn, Zaborowski, Janicka, Khmelko, Mach, Paniotto, Slomczynski, and Heyman. “Structural Location and Personality During the Transformation of Poland and Ukraine,” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol 65(4), pp. 364-385.
  • 2001 “Energy Demands and Consumption,” pp. 134-145 in: United Nations. Cities in a Globalizing World: Global Report on Human Settlements 2001. Earthscan: Sterling, VA.
  • 2001 Book Review: The Asian Energy Factor, by Robert Manning, for: Society and Natural Resources, vol. 14(9), pp. 827-828.
  • 2000 with Kohn, Zaborowski, Janicka, Mach, Slomczynski, Khmelko, and Heyman. “Complexity of Activities and Personality Under Conditions of Radical Social Change: A Comparative Analysis of Poland and Ukraine,” Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 63(3), pp. 187-208.
  • 1999 “Toward a Sustainable Energy Regime: A Long-Wave Interpretation of Global Energy Shifts,” Technological Forecasting & Social Change, vol. 62, pp. 155-172.
  • 1999 with Christopher Chase-Dunn. “The Next War: World-System Cycles and Trends,” in: Volker Bornschier and Christopher Chase-Dunn (eds.). The Future of Global Conflict. Sage: London.
  • 1996 “Revolutionary Terrorism in the Periphery: A Comparative Analysis of the Shining Path and the Khmer Rouge,” in: William Smith and Patricio Korzeniewicz (eds.). Latin America in the World-Economy. Greenwood Press: Westport, CN.

Professional Experience

  • 2005-Present  Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College.
  • 1999-2005  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Lewis & Clark College. 
  • 1994-1999  Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.

Location: J.R. Howard Hall