Kent Redding

Associate Professor

Office:  Bolton Hall, Room 756
Phone: 414/229-6946
Vita (pdf)

Fall Semester Office Hours (Sept. 2–Dec. 11, 2014): Mondays 12:00–1:30, Wednesdays 1:00–2:30 and by appointment


Ph.D., Univ. of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
B.A., University of Michigan

Areas of Specialization:

Political Sociology; Comparative/Historical; Social Movements; Race and Ethnic Conflict; Religion

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2014
Sociol 101-404: Introduction to Sociology (pdf)
Spring 2014
Sociol 794-001: Proseminar:  The Teaching of Undergraduate Sociology (pdf)
Sociol 911-001:  The Sociology of Institutions (pdf)

Syllabi from Recently Taught Courses
Sociol 375-202:  History of Sociological Theory Fall 2013(pdf)
Sociol 715-001: Systematic Sociological Theory Fall 2009(pdf)
Sociol 927-001: Seminar: Political Sociology Spring 2010 (pdf)

Selected Publications:

Redding, Kent, David R. James, and Joshua Klugman. "The Politics of Racial Policy," chapter in A Handbook of Political Sociology, edited by Thomas Janoski, Robert Alford, Alexander M. Hicks & Mildred Schwartz, Cambridge University Press, (2004).

James, David R. and Kent Redding. "Theories of Race and State," chapter in A Handbook of Political Sociology, edited by Thomas Janoski, et al., Cambridge University Press, (2004).

Redding, Kent. Making Race, Making Power: North Carolina's Road to Disfranchisement, University of Illinois Press, (2003).

Redding, Kent and David R. James. "Estimating Levels and Modeling Determinants of Black and White Voter Turnout in the South: 1880 to 1912," Historical Methods, 34:4: 141-158, (2001).

Redding, Kent and Jocelyn S. Viterna. "Political Demands, Political Opportunities: Explaining the Differential Success of Left-Libertarian Parties." Social Forces, 78: 491-510, (1999).