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Debies-Carl, Jeffrey (full)
Jeffrey
S.
Debies-Carl
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Arts & Sciences
Division of Humanities & Social Sciences
203-479-4983
HARI308
Harugari Hall
About

    My research interests are in the areas of urban sociology, social psychology, and social movements. In particular, my primary focus is on the application of the sociological imagination—the perspective that emphasizes the interrelationship of social forces and individual agency— to the study and design of built environments (e.g. cities, buildings, interior design, etc.).  My work examines how the built environment influences feelings, thoughts, behaviors, social organization, and culture, but also how these in turn shape the built environment itself. To examine these questions, I use diverse approaches ranging from quantitative applications to ethnographic methods. 

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    Education

    Ph.D., Sociology, Ohio State University
    M.A., Sociology, Ohio State University 
    B.A. Sociology/Anthropology, Kent State University

    Published Books and Articles

    Buettner, Cynthia K. and Jeffrey S. Debies-Carl. In Press. “The Ties That Bind: Bonding vs.

    Bridging Social Capital and College Student Party Attendance” Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

     

    Debies-Carl, Jeffrey S. In Press. “Are the Kids Alright? A Critique and Agenda for Taking

    Youth Subcultures Seriously.” Social Science Information

     

    Debies-Carl, Jeffrey S. 2011. “Mapping the Residual Landscape: Abandonment, Dilapidation,

    and Ruin.” Environment, Space, Place 3(2): 51-81.

     

    Debies-Carl, Jeffrey S. and Christopher M. Huggins. 2009. “‘City Air Makes Free’: A Multi-

    Level, Cross-National Analysis of Self-Efficacy.” Social Psychology Quarterly 72(4): 343-64.