Jeff Weintraub is a social and political theorist, political sociologist, and democratic socialist who has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania since 2005. "He is also an Affiliated Professor with the University of Haifa in Israel and an opponent of academic blacklists."
Education and Career
Weintraub's web profile states that:
- He received his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. (in Sociology) from Berkeley. Since 1979 he has taught at Harvard University (with a joint appointment in Sociology and in the interdisciplinary Social Studies program), the University of California in San Diego (UCSD), Williams College (in Political Science), Bryn Mawr & Haverford Colleges, and the University of Pennsylvania (in Political Science, Sociology, and the interdisciplinary program in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics).
- At various times he has also been a Visiting Scholar in the Political Science Department at UCSD, a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), co-director of a Summer Humanities Institute (on privacy) at Dartmouth College, and a Visiting Associate Professor in Sociology and in the International Studies Program at UCSD.
- Co-editor (with Krishan Kumar) of a collection entitled Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy (University of Chicago Press, 1997), which opens with Weintrab's essay on "The Theory and Politics of the Public/Private Distinction."
- "Democracy and the Market: A Marriage of Inconvenience" (included in Margaret Nugent, ed., From Leninism to Freedom: The Challenges of Democratization),
- "Varieties and Vicissitudes of Public Space" (in Philip Kasinitz, ed., Metropolis: Center and Symbol of our Times)
- "Gender Differences and Symbolic Imagination in the Stories of Four-Year-Olds" (co-authored with Ageliki Nicolopoulou & Barbara Scales)
- “Individual and Collective Representations in Social Context: A Modest Contribution to Resuming the Interrupted Project of a Sociocultural Developmental Psychology” (co-authored with Ageliki Nicolopoulou).
- Blog: Jeff Weintraub - Commentaries and Controversies: http://jeffweintraub.blogspot.com/
- University of Pennsylvania, About Jeff Weintraub, accessed 30 March 2011