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Cliff Brown

Phone: (603) 862-2500
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 341B, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • SOC 565: Environment and Society
  • SOC 645: Class, Status and Power
  • SOC 745/845: Race, Ethnicity, & Inequality
  • SOC 980: Social Stratification


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Emory University
  • M.A., Sociology, Emory University
  • B.A., Sociology, Earlham College

Research Interests

  • Comparative historical sociology
  • Environment and social change
  • Race and ethnic relations
  • Social stratification
  • US labor movement

Selected Publications

  • Brown, C. (2016). Water Concerns Unite Citizen Activists: A Community Rights Movement Transcends Age, Party, and Gender. Carsey School of Public Policy Perspectives Brief. Retrieved from

  • Brown, C. (2014). Racial Conflicts and Violence in the Labor Market Roots in the 1919 Steel Strike. Routledge.

  • Brown, C. (2012). Poverty in the United States. In J. Brueggemann (Ed.).

  • Brown, C. (2012). Appendix. In J. Brueggemann (Ed.), Inequality in the United States: A Reader (pp. 487-495). Allyn and Bacon.

  • Hamilton, L. C., Brown, C., & Keim, B. D. (2007). Ski areas, weather and climate: time series models for New England case studies. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, 27(15), 2113-2124. doi:10.1002/joc.1502

  • Rohall, D. E., Moran, C. L., Brown, C., & Caffrey, E. (2004). Introducing methods of sociological inquiry using living-data exercises. TEACHING SOCIOLOGY, 32(4), 401-407. doi:10.1177/0092055X0403200406

  • Hamilton, L. C., Brown, B. C., & Rasmussen, R. O. (2003). West Greenland's cod-to-shrimp transition: Local dimensions of climatic change. ARCTIC, 56(3), 271-282. Retrieved from

  • Hamilton, L. C., Rohall, D. E., Brown, B. C., Hayward, G. F., & Keim, B. D. (2003). Warming winters and New Hampshire’s lost ski areas: an integrated case study. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Volume 23(Issue 10), 52-73. doi:10.1108/01443330310790309

  • Brown, C. (2000). The Role of Employers in Split Labor Markets: An Event-Structure Analysis of Racial Conflict and AFL Organizing, 1917-1919. Social Forces, 79(2), 653. doi:10.2307/2675512

  • Brown, C., & Boswell, T. (1995). Strikebreaking or Solidarity in the Great Steel Strike of 1919: A Split Labor Market, Game-Theoretic, and QCA Analysis. American Journal of Sociology, 100(6), 1479-1519. doi:10.1086/230669

  • Most Cited Publications