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Skidmore College
Sociology Department

John Brueggemann John Brueggemann

Department Chair and Professor of Sociology

Office:  TLC 216
Phone: (518) 580-5410


  • PhD in Sociology, Emory University, 1994
  • MA in Sociology, Emory University, 1990
  • BA in Sociology/Anthropology, Earlham College, 1987


John Brueggemann earned his BA in sociology and anthropology from Earlham College. He received Masters and PhD degrees from Emory University. His teaching and research interests revolve around social inequality, social movements, food, and labor history. He has published four books: Racial Competition and Class Solidarity (co-authored with Terry Boswell, Cliff Brown and Ralph Peters), Rich, Free and Miserable: the Failure of Success in America(author); Inequality in the United States: A Reader (editor) and Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture (coauthored with his father Walter Brueggemann). His current research focuses on the alternative agro-food movement.

Areas of research and teaching interest

  • Social inequality
  • Morality
  • Food
  • Religion
  • Social movements
  • Labor unions