Research Interests: Economic and Organizational Sociology, Sociology of Technology, Social Movements, Sociological Theory, Qualitative Research Methods
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Paul-Brian McInerney joins the faculty at UIC as an assistant Professor of Sociology. He received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University in 2006. From 2005 to 2008, McInerney was an assistant Professor in the Sociology department with a joint appointment with the Program on Informatics at Indiana University South Bend. Broadly, his research focuses on economic and organizational sociology, social studies of technology, social movements and collective behavior, and qualitative methods. McInerney is the author of several journal articles including, "Technology Movements and the Politics of Free/Open Source Software," and "Showdown at Kykuit: Field-Configuring Events as Loci for Conventionalizing Accounts." He is currently writing a manuscript about how social movement actors inadvertently lay the institutional groundwork for markets to develop. He is also working on a project studying civic engagement and activism among political canvassers. In the summer 2008, McInerney was selected to attend the NSF-funded Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.