Cliff Brown

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


  • 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

Courses Taught

  • SOC 565: Environment and Society
  • SOC 645: Class, Status and Power
  • SOC 745/845: Race, Ethnicity, & Inequality
  • SOC 980: Social Stratification
  • SOC 990: Teaching Sociology Seminar

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