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MISCHE Ann BA, MA, PhD
American sociologist and academic
Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University

Education: BA, Philosophy, Yale University 1986; MA, Sociology, New School for Social Research 1992; PhD, Politics and Social Sciences, New School for Social Research 1998


Career: Ann Mische has been Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey since 2005, having been Assistant Professor since 1999. She began her professional career as a Visiting Researcher in Social Psychology at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, Brazil from 1994–96. She was also a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University from 1994–95 and 1996–98 and later was Paul F. Lazersfeld Post-doctoral Research Fellow from 1998–99. Between 1999 and 2000 she was Associate Fellow at the Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture at Rutgers University. Before that she had been Research Fellow at the School of Behavioural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia for the summers of 1998–2001. She was Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology, Harvard University in 2002. Her research interests include the study of political communication in social movements and democratic politics. Her work addresses the challenges to communication and leadership posed by the location of actors in overlapping social networks. In addition, she is interested in how individual and collective projections of future possibilities influence interactions and choices in the present. Ann Mische was an officer of the American Sociological Association’s Culture Section (2004–07) and is a member of the ASA Committee on the Status of Women in Sociology. She has been co-editor of the journal Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest (see url below) since 2001.


Honours and awards: Fellowship for study in Brazil, Institute of Current World Affairs 1987–90, Prize Fellowship, New School for Social Research 1990–93, Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, Janey Program in Latin American Studies, New School for Social Research 1993, Eugene Lang College Graduate Teaching Internship 1993–94, Social Science Research Council, Latin American and the Caribbean Program 1994–95, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, US Department of Education 1994–95, Graduate Fellowship, Academy for Educational Development, National Security Education Program 1994–97, The Edith Henry Johnson Memorial Dissertation Award, New School for Social Research 1998, Rutgers Board of Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Research 2005–06


Publications include: Aspects of Hope: The Proceedings of a Seminar on Hope (co-editor) 1993, Partisan Publics: Contention and Mediation across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks 2006, Partisan Publics: Activist Trajectories and Communicative Styles in Brazilian Youth Politics, 1977–1997 2006; numerous articles in professional journals


Contact details: Address: Room A359, Lucy Stone Hall, Department of Sociology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA; Tel: +1 732-445-6598; Fax: +1 732-445-0974; Email: amische@sociology.rutgers.edu ; Website: http://sociology.rutgers.edu/ ; Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14742837.asp/ .




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