The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce that as of July 1, Professor Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz is the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences' next Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Korzeniewicz has been with the Department of Sociology since 1993, and served as its Chair from 2012 to 2020.
"Chairing the sociology department was a very rewarding experience, and I look forward to continue working on behalf of the BSOS mission in my new capacity as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs," Korzeniewicz said. "The social sciences are facing many challenges: among them, how to effectively challenge exclusion and inequality in our contemporary world. I am eager to engage with this challenge on behalf of BSOS and UMD."
“Patricio shows a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, along with an empathetic approach toward all of the constituent groups in the college, including staff, students, and faculty,” notes Dean Greg Ball. “He exhibits a strong commitment to the growth of the social and behavioral sciences and I am confident that he will be a strong advocate for them while also concurrently championing interdisciplinary research. In that spirit, I believe Patricio will make active efforts to build bridges across units in the college and across campus.”
Korzeniewicz earned his BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his MA and PhD from SUNY Binghamton. His research focuses on global-historical patterns of income inequality, social stratification and mobility, and on comparative and historical patterns of change among social movements in Latin America. His book Unveiling Inequality (RSF, 2009), co-written with Timothy P. Moran, won the 2010 Best Book Award from the Political Economy of World Systems Section of the American Sociological Association. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Bulletin of Latin American Studies, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Desarrollo Económico, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Hispanic American Historical Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Latin American Research Review, Political Power and Social Theory, Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Social Movement Studies, Sociological Forum, and Theory and Society.