Cory Blad

Cory Blad

Associate Professor

Department : Sociology

Email : cory.blad@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7132

Office : MGL 417

Education

PHD, U. of Tennessee: Knoxville
MA, Northeastern University
BA, University of New Hampshire

About

I am a political economist by training, which basically means that I study the intersections of politics and money in many different arenas. Being that most conflict, opportunities, power inequalities, differences of perspective/opinion (you can continue the list if you'd like) center on these two dismal human institutions, I'm kept pretty busy. Right now, I'm working on a project that examines the expansion of free market ideology and its link to increased nationalism in respective politics. I'm also fairly active on campus in support of any and everything related to issues of social justice. When I’m not working, I do what any good sociologist does – avoids people and spends as much time in the woods as possible. 

Research

  • Global Political Economy
  • State Theory
  • Nationalism and Culture
  • Social Movements

Publications & Professional Activities

Book

2011 Cory Blad. Neoliberalism and National Culture: State-Building and Legitimacy in Canada and Québec. Leiden: Brill Publishers.

Book Chapters

2016 Cory Blad. “Faustian States: Nationalist Politics and the Problem of Legitimacy in the Neoliberal Era.” In Global Culture: Theories and Paradigms Revisited, edited by Vincenzo Mele and Marina Vujnovic. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. 

2015 Cory Blad. "Gently Biting the Hand that Feeds: Popular Engagement with Inequality After the Great Recession." Current Perspectives in Social Theory 34, edited by Jon Shefner and Harry Dahms. Emerald Publishing.

2009 Cory Blad. “The Nation-State: History, Theory, and Contemporary Challenges.” In Globalisation and Security, edited by Ronaldo Munck and Honor Fagan. Westport, CT: Praeger International.

2006 Jon Shefner, George Pasdirtz, and Cory Blad. “Austerity Protests and Immiserating Growth in Mexico and Argentina.”  In Latin American Social Movements: Globalization, Democratization, and Transnational Networks, edited by Hank Johnston and Paul Almeida. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Journal Articles

2013 Jason Stacy, Cory Blad, and Rob Velella. “Morbid Inferences: Whitman, Wikipedia, and the Debate over the Poet’s Sexuality.” Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal 3(4): 1-15.

2012 Cory Blad and Banu Koçer. “Political Islam and State Legitimacy in Turkey: The Role of National Culture in Neoliberal State-Building.” International Political Sociology 6 (1): 36-56.

2012 Cory Blad. “Teaching Social Structure in a Poststructural Classroom: A (Mild) Defense of an Economic Determinist Approach.” The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Sciences 73(1): 1-11.

2011 Cory Blad. “The Paradoxical Return of National Culture in the Globalization Era: Theorizing Present and Future State Legitimation.” Race, Gender, and Class 18 (3-4): 329-347.

2009 Cory Blad and Philippe Couton. “The Rise of an Intercultural Nation: Immigration, Diversity and Nationhood in Quebec.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 35(4).

2008  Cory Blad. “Globalization and the Efficacy of National Culture: A Methodological Framework for Analyzing the Neoliberal State.” International Journal of Social Inquiry 1(2): 37-67.


Courses Taught/Teaching

SOC 150      First-Year Seminar: Urban Sociology
SOC 212      Migration, Globalization, and Culture
SOC 304      Social Class and Inequality
SOC 307      Research Methods
SOC 310      Sociology of Deviance
SOC 327      Power and Conflict
SOC 329      Political Economy of Global Migration

URBN 202    Urban Environments
URBN 402    Independent Study: GIS and Urban Studies