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Timothy P Wickham-Crowley

Title

Chair & Associate Professor

Department

Department of Sociology
General profile

Phone

+1 202-687-3707

Fax

202-687-7326

Location

209-07 Car Barn

Bio

Timothy Wickham-Crowley was first educated at Princeton (A.B. magna cum laude 1973) and then received his Ph.D., from Cornell in 1982. He has taught at Georgetown since 1986, where he is Associate Professor of Sociology. While he had advised undergraduates in Latin American Studies for many years, from 2002 to 2007 he served as the M.A. Program Director for Latin American Studies. In the past 15 years he has taught courses in introduction to sociology, political sociology, social theory, religion, revolution, Latin American societies, states and societies in Latin America, inequality, social movements, comparative sociology, and the sociology of science. In 1991 he was nominated by Georgetown students and selected to become an honorary faculty member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. He has been nominated twice by SFS seniors for a schoolwide teaching award and thrice by his department for the Dean’s Award for Excllence in Teaching given by the College of Arts and Sciences. Research interests include Latin American guerrilla movements and revolutions, and development and underdevelopment in the Americas since 1500.

He is the author of a dozen articles on guerrillas and revolution. Several of these articles have been reprinted in English or Spanish in collected writings on revolution, and he was also a contributor and member of the editorial board for The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions (Congressional Quarterly, 1998). He has authored two monographs, Exploring Revolution: Essays on Latin American Insurgency and Revolutionary Theory (M. E. Sharpe, 1991), and Guerrillas and Revolution in Latin America: A Comparative Study of Insurgents and Regimes since 1956 (Princeton University Press, 1992). The latter book was nominated both for the Bryce Wood Award (for best book) given by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and for the Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. He served as Program Chair of LASA’s 21st International Congress, held in Chicago in 1998. Out of that conference emerged two book-projects co-edited with Susan Eckstein: What Justice? Whose Justice? Fighting for Fairness in Latin America (University of California Press, 2003) and Struggles for Social Rights in Latin America (Routledge, 2003). In recent years he has thrice contributed a review essay and annotated bibliography on sociological studies in Central America, to the Handbook of Latin American Studies, published by the Library of Congress.

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Education

  • Ph.D. (1982) Cornell University,
  • A.B. (1973) Princeton University,

Languages

  • Portuguese (read)
  • Spanish (read)