Dr. Randolph Hohle Jr, PhD

Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY


Randolph Hohle's researches culture and political economy, particularly the ways that race and racism are connected to where we live, where we go to school, where we work, and citizenship. He has made important theoretical contributions to the study of embodiment and social movements, and empirical contributions on the relationship between racism and neoliberalism.

His current research project looks at how reputations and reputational remaking impacts urban development in ordinary cities.

Teaching Interests

Soc 116 Introduction to Sociology
Soc 300 Research Methods
Soc 324 City and Community
Soc 340 Medical Sociology
Soc 380 Sociological Theory

Research Interests

Racism and Neoliberalism; Urban Development in the Rust Belt; Embodiment and Citizenship; Political Economy and Culture

Intellectual Contributions

  • "The Wicked Problem of the Student Loan: Race and the State’s Obligation to Lend," Student Debt as a Wicked Problem (2022).
  • "Rusty Gardens: Stigma and the Making of a New Place Reputation in Buffalo, New York," American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2022).
  • "Unruly Bodies: Figurative Violence and the State's Response to the Black Panther Party," The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology Body and Embodiment (2021).
  • "The American Housing Question: Racism, Urban Citizenship, and the Privilege of Mobility," Lexington Press (Imprint of Rowman and Littlefield) (2021).
  • "The New Urban Sociology, 6th Edition," Routledge (2019).
  • "Racism in the Neoliberal Era: A Meta History of Elite White Power," Routledge (2018).
  • "Race and the Origins of American Neoliberalism," Routledge (2015).
  • "Black Citizenship and Authenticity in the Civil Rights Movement.," Routledge (2013).
  • "The Color of Neoliberalism: The ‘Modern Southern Businessman’ and Post-War Alabama’s Challenge to Racial Desegregation," Sociological Forum (2012).
  • "Politics, Social Movements and the Body," Sociology Compass (2010).
  • "The Body and Citizenship in Social Movement Research: Embodied Performances and the Deracialized Self in the Black Civil Rights Movement 1961-196," The Sociological Quarterly (2009).
  • "The Rise of the New South Governmentality: Competing Southern Revitalization Projects and Police Responses to the Black Civil Rights Movement 1961-1965," Journal of Historical Sociology (2009).

Media Contributions

  • "Al Jazeera" (2021).