Associate Professor of Sociology
514 Varner Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Urban sociology, theory, labor history, mass media, race, gender and class


Selected Publications 

Cassano, Graham. (2014). A New Kind of Public: Community, Solidarity, and Political Economy in New Deal Cinema, 1935-1948. New York, NY: Brill.

Cassano, Graham. (2014). Working class self-fashioning in Swing Time (1936). Critical Sociology, 40(3), 329-347.

Burgess-Proctor, Amanda, Graham Cassano, Dennis J. Condron, Heidi Lyons, and George Sanders. 2014. A collective effort to improve sociology students' writing skills. Teaching Sociology, 42(2), 130-139.

Cassano, Graham. "'The Last of the World’s Afflicted Race of Humans Who Believe in Freedom’: Race, Colonial Whiteness and Imperialism in John Ford’s and Dudley Nichols’ The Hurricane (1937),” The Journal of American Studies, 44:1, 117-133, 2010.

Cassano, Graham. "Symbolic Exploitation and the Social Dialectic of Desire," Critical Sociology, 35(3): 379-393, 2009.

Cassano, Graham. "Radical Critique and Progressive Traditionalism in John Ford's 'The Grapes of Wrath'," Critical Sociology, 34(1): 99-116, 2008.

Cassano, Graham. "Labor, Desire, and the Wages of War," Rethinking Marxism, 18(3): 453-462, 2006.

Cassano, Graham. "Reification, Resistance, and Ironic Empiricism in Simmel's Philosophy of Money," Rethinking Marxism, 17(4): 571-590, 2005.


Courses Taught

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 331 Racial & Ethnic Relations
SOC 373 Social Control of Mass Media
SOC 400 Sociological Theory