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Vincent Serravallo

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-2433
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Vincent Serravallo

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, State University College at Oswego; MA, University of Kansas; Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center

585-475-2433

Select Scholarship

Journal Editor
Serravallo, Vincent, ed. New York Sociologist. Rochester, NY: New York State Sociological Association, online, 2020. Web.
Book Chapter
Serravallo, Vincent. "Changer in Paradise: Escaping Marginality and Shaping Academic Labor." On the Borders of the Academy: Challenges and Strategies for First-Generation Graduate Students and Faculty. Ed. Alecea Ritter Standlee. Syracuse, NY: The Graduate School Press, Syracuse University, 2018. 3-28. Print.
Journal Paper
Serravallo, Vincent. "Parallel Practices of Union Avoidance in Business and Academic During Union Representation Campaigns." Workplace: A Journal For Academic Labo 20. (2012): 1-16. Print.

Currently Teaching

ANTH-301
3 Credits
This course explores influential classical and contemporary theories regarding society and culture. Students will assess the utility of different theories in addressing key enduring questions regarding human behavior, the organization of society, the nature of culture, the relationship between the individual and society, social control and social conflict, social groups and social hierarchy, the operation of power, cultural and social change, and the interplay between the global and the local. Theories will be marshaled to shed light on contemporary social and cultural phenomena and problems such as crime, violence, exploitation, modernity, and globalization.
SOCI-102
3 Credits
Sociology is the study of the social world and socialization processes. Sociologists study the broader picture of how societies are structured and organized through a macro-sociological analysis as well as how individuals create their own social reality symbolically through their interactions with others in a micro-sociological analysis. Students in this course will learn the fundamentals of each approach and come away with a sociological framework which they can critically apply to their own lives.
SOCI-225
3 Credits
This course examines various forms of social inequality, including economic, political, health, higher education, race and sex inequality. It uses a variety of sociology's ideas to explain why these kinds of inequality exist, how they persist and what can be done about them.
SOCI-230
3 Credits
This course analyzes and assesses social relations of paid labor. Sociology's major ideas about the ways we work will be examined and applied to numerous important topics such as: workplace organization, unions, labor legislation, health and safety, workplace culture, interplays between work and family, experiences of work as alienating or satisfying, inequalities at work, and social mobility.
SOCI-300
3 Credits
This course will examine major U.S. institutions and dominant values that pattern everyday life. It will focus on the nation’s multi-national corporations, mass media, lawmaking, schools and the military, and dominant ideologies and values that guide these institutions such as the American dream, individualism, competition, faith in technology, consumerism and democracy. Alternative organizations and countercultures will be studied. The course will examine the interconnections between the U.S. and other nations as expressed by such issues as international trade agreements, cultural diffusion, environmental degradation, and war.
SOCI-301
3 Credits
This course explores influential classical and contemporary theories regarding society and culture. Students will assess the utility of different theories in addressing key enduring questions regarding human behavior, the organization of society, the nature of culture, the relationship between the individual and society, social control and social conflict, social groups and social hierarchy, the operation of power, cultural and social change, and the interplay between the global and the local. Theories will be marshaled to shed light on contemporary social and cultural phenomena and problems such as crime, violence, exploitation, modernity, and globalization.
SOCI-501
3 Credits
Students will write a library-based research paper or research proposal, bringing to bear the knowledge, methodological skills, and theoretical perspectives accumulated during the prior years of study.