Erich Steinman, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
- Social movements; political sociology; culture; institutional theory, law and society; American Indians and indigenous people; race and ethnicity; public policy; and sexuality, sexual orientation and gender.
- Sociology and Its View of the World (SOC01)
- Political Sociology (SOC91)
- Social Movements and Social Change (SOC111)
- Sociology of Law: Power, Rights, and Change (SOC115)
- Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: Colonization, Identity, Resistance (SOC78)
- Women and Law (SOC116)
- Sexual Politics & Sexuality Movements (SOC120)
- “Sovereigns and Citizens? The Contested Status of American Indian Tribal Nations and Their Members,” Citizenship Studies, vol.15, no.1 (February 2011).
- “Obama Administration Policy toward American Indians and Tribal Nations,” Journal of Race and Policy, vol.6, no.1 (spring 2010).
- "Explaining Contemporary Federal Indian Policy: Book Review Essay," Indigenous Policy Journal, vol.24, no.3 (2008).
- “(Mixed) Perceptions of Tribal Nations’ Status: Implications for Indian Gaming,” American Behavioral Scientist, vol.50, no.3 (November 2006).
- “The Contemporary Revival and Diffusion of Indigenous Sovereignty Discourse,” American Studies, vol.46, no.3/4 (fall-winter 2005).
- “Legitimizing American Indian Sovereignty: Mobilizing the Constitutive Power of Law through Institutional Entrepreneurship,” Law and Society Review, vol.39, no.4 (December 2005).
- Indigenous Nationhood Claims and Contemporary Federalism in Canada and the United States,” Policy and Society, vol.24, no1 (2005).
- “American Federalism and Intergovernmental Innovation in State-Tribal Relations,” Publius, vol.34, no2 (2004).
- “Interpreting the Invisibility of Male Bisexuality: Theories, Interactions, Politics,” Journal of Bisexuality, vol.1, no.2-3 (2001).
- Bisexuality: Facts and Fiction. Binghampton, NY: Harrington Park Press, 2001. Co-edited with Brett Beemyn.
Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:
- "Tribal-Academic Collaboration: Challenges, Opportunities and Benefits of Working with Federally Non-Recognized Tribes," paper presented at the Western Social Science Association Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 2009.
- Organizer, panel on "Teaching about American Indian Policy Issues," the Annual Meeting of the California Sociological Association, Riverside, CA, November 2008.
- "Myths and Misconceptions: Tribal Sovereignty, Treaty Rights and American Indian Identity," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Sociological Association, Riverside, CA, November 2008.
- "Working with Indian Tribes: Building Community Relationships in Challenging Contexts,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Spring 2008.
- "Indian Gaming, Tribal Members and U.S. Citizenship: Unresolved Issues in American Political Development," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, spring 2008.
Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors:
- Periclean Faculty Leadership Award, 2010