Faculty & Staff

Kenneth Allan

Kenneth Allan

Professor Emeritus
PhD, University of California Riverside 1995

Email: kdallan@uncg.edu

Research/Teaching Interests

  • Social theory
  • Social psychology
  • American individualism & citizenship
  • Social media & self
  • Religion & culture

Personal Statement

In my research I’m interested in how contemporary social forces shape cultural meanings and individual subjective experiences; and how those in turn impact democratic possibilities. My focus in teaching is to invite students to think critically and theoretically about their place in our rapidly changing social world.

Selected Professional Achievements

  • The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory, 3rd Ed. Los Angeles: SAGE. (2013)
  • Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory: Visualizing Social Worlds, 3rd Ed. Los Angeles: SAGE. (2013)
  • Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World, 3rd Ed. Los Angeles: SAGE. (2013)
  • A Primer in Social & Sociological Theory: Toward a Sociology of Citizenship. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge Press. (2011)
  • The Meaning of Culture: Moving the Postmodern Critique Forward. Westport, CT: Praeger. (1998)