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Elliot Weininger

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Office: 205B Hartwell Hall Office

Phone: 585-395-5659



Ph.D. Program in Sociology, Graduate Center, City University of New York. 2001.

B.A. Degree, Magna cum Laude, Special Honors Program, Hunter College, City University of New York. 1991.

Courses Taught at The College at Brockport

Introduction to Sociology (100)
Social Statistics (200)
Sociological Theory (300)
Sociology of Culture (302)
Methods of Sociological Research (310)
Sociology of Education (412)

Recent Publications

Forthcoming. "Parental Challenges to Organizational Authority in an Elite School District: The Role of Cultural, Social, and Symbolic Capital." (With Annette Lareau and Amanda B. Cox.) Teachers College Record.

Forthcoming. “Pierre Bourdieu’s Sociology of Education: Institutional Form and Social Inequality.” (With Annette Lareau.) Oxford Handbook of Pierre Bourdieu. Ed. Jeff Sallaz and Tom Medvetz. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

2015. “What Money Doesn’t Buy: Class Resources and Children’s Participation in Organized Extracurricular Activities.” (With Annette Lareau and Dalton Conley.) Social Forces. Vol. 94, No. 2, pp. 479-503.

2014. "Moving for the Kids: Examining the Influence of Children on White Residential Segregation." (With Kimberly Goyette and John Iceland.) City and Community. Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 158-178.

2014. "School Choice in an Urban Setting." In Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools. Ed. Annette Lareau and Kim Goyette. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

2010. Review of Culture, Class, Distinction, by Tony Bennett, Mike Savage, Elizabeth Silva, Alan Warde, Modesto Gayo-Cal, and David Wright. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 39, No. 3 (May), pp. 281-283.

2009. “Paradoxical Pathways: An Ethnographic Extension of Kohn’s Findings on Class and Childrearing.” (With Annette Lareau.) Journal of Marriage and Family. Vol. 71, pp. 680-695.

2008. “Time, Work, and Family Life: Reconceptualizing Gendered Time Patterns through the Case of Children’s Organized Activities.” (With Annette Lareau.) Sociological Forum. Vol. 23, No. 3 (September), pp. 419-454.

2008. “Class, Culture, and Child Rearing.” (With Annette Lareau.) In Social Class: How Does it Work? Ed. Annette Lareau and Dalton Conley. New York: Russell Sage.

2008. “The Context of School Readiness: Social Class Differences in Time Use in Family Life.” (With Annette Lareau.) In Early Disparities in School Readiness: How do Families Contribute to Successful and Unsuccessful Transitions into School?. Ed. Ann C. Crouter and Alan Booth. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

2007. Comment on Alan Warde, “Does Taste Still Serve Power?” Sociologica. No. 3. Published on the world wide web at

2007. “Cultural Capital.” (With Annette Lareau.) In Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ed. George Ritzer. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

2007. “Cultural Capital and Education.” (With Annette Lareau.) In Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ed. George Ritzer. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

2005. “Foundations of Pierre Bourdieu’s Class Analysis.” In Approaches to Class Analysis. Ed. Erik Olin Wright. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

2004. Review of The Source of the River: The Social Origins of Freshmen at America’s Selective Colleges and Universities, by Douglas S. Massey, Camille Z. Charles, Garvey F. Lundy, and Mary J. Fischer. Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 33, No. 3 (May), pp. 364-366.

2003. “Cultural Capital in Educational Research: A Critical Assessment.” (With Annette Lareau.) Theory and Society. Vol. 32, No. 5/6 (December), pp. 567-606.

Reprinted in After Bourdieu: Influence, Critique, Elaboration. Ed. David L. Swartz and Vera L. Zolberg. Dordrecht: Kluwer (2004). Pp. 105-144.

2003. “Translating Bourdieu into the American Context: The Question of Social Class and Family-School Relations.” (With Annette Lareau.) Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Literature, the Media and Arts. Vol. 31, pp. 375-402.

2003. “From Social Ties to Social Capital: Class Differences in the Relations between Schools and Parent Networks.” (With Erin McNamara Horvat and Annette Lareau.) American Educational Research Journal. Vol. 40, No. 2 (Summer), pp. 319-351.

Reprinted in Education, Globalization, and Social Change. Ed. Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown, Jo-Anne Dillabough and A. H. Halsey. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (2006).

2003. “Class Analysis and Cultural Analysis in Bourdieu.” Economic Sociology. European Electronic Newsletter. Published on the world wide web at

2002. “Performance, Graduation, and Transfer of Immigrants and Natives in City University of New York Community Colleges.” (With Thomas Bailey.) Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Vol. 24, No. 3 (Winter), pp. 359-377.

2002. “Class and Causation in Bourdieu.” Pp. 49-114 in Current Perspectives in Social Theory. Vol. 21. Ed. Jennifer M. Lehmann. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.


Recent Activities

I am presently in the process of writing up various papers from a project analyzing the role of schooling considerations in the residential decision-making of families with young children. One paper from this project was included in the 2014 edited volume Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools, published by the Russell Sage Foundation. My colleague Annette Lareau was the primary investigator on the project, and funding came from the Spencer Foundation.

In addition, I was a member of both the 2014 and 2015 Program Committees of the American Sociological Association. Previously, I was the session organizer for the sociology of education special interest group at the 2007 meeting of the American Education Research Association.

Last Updated 9/14/18

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