Position title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: (651) 235-5162
8135 Sewell Social Sciences
Ph.D.: University of Iowa 2000
Law and Society; Political Sociology; Social Movements and Collective Action; Qualitative Methods
Soc 134 The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Soc 210 Survey of Sociology
Soc 211 The Sociological Enterprise
Soc 475 Classical Sociological Theory
Pedriana, Nicholas. 2017. “Max Weber’s Sociology of Law and the Irrationality of Same-Sex Marriage Prohibitions in the U.S. Constitutional System.” Sociological Imagination 53(1): 10-28.
Pedriana, Nicholas and Robin Stryker. 2017. “From Legal Doctrine to Social Transformation? Comparing U.S. Voting Rights, Equal Employment, and Fair Housing Legislation.” American Journal of Sociology 123: 86-135.
Pedriana, Nicholas. 2009. “Intimate Equality: Legal Framing of Sodomy Laws by the Lesbian,
Gay,Bisexual, and Transgender Movement in the Lawrence v. Texas Case.” Pp. 52-75 in Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law, edited by Scott Barclay, Mary Bernstein, and Anna-Maria Marshall. NYU Press.
Pedriana, Nicholas. 2009. “Discrimination by Definition: The Historical and Legal Paths to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.” Yale Journal of Law and Feminism: 21: 1-17.
Pedriana, Nicholas and Amanda Abraham. 2006. “Now You See Them, Now You Don’t: The Legal Field and Newspaper Desegregation of Sex-Specific Help Wanted Ads 1965-75.” Law andSocial Inquiry 31: 905-38.
Pedriana, Nicholas. 2006. “From Protective to Equal Treatment: Legal Framing Processes and Transformation of the Women’s Movement in the 1960s.” American Journal of Sociology 111:1718-61.
Pedriana, Nicholas. 2005. “Rational Choice, Increasing Returns, and Structural Context: A Strategy for Analytic Narrative in Historical Sociology. Sociological Methods and Research 33: 349-82.
Pedriana, Nicholas, and Robin Stryker. 2004 “The Strength of a Weak Agency: Enforcement of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Expansion of State Capacity 1965-71.” AmericanJournal of Sociology 110: 709-60.