Harvey Molotch

Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, Sociology
Ph.D. 1968 (Sociology), M.A. 1966 (Sociology), University of Chicago; B.A. 1963 (Philosophy), University of Michigan.

Office Address: 269 Mercer St, 811
Phone: (212) 998-3542

Areas of Research/Interest
Urban development and political economy; the sociology of architecture, design, and consumption; environmental degradation; mechanisms of interactional inequalities.

2001 ASA Outstanding Journal Article of the Year in Political Sociology; Honorable mention, Robert Park Journal Paper Award, Urban and Community Studies Section, American Sociological Association (2000); Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA (2000); Resident Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Como Italy (1999); Stice Lecturer in the Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle (1996); Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Lund, Sweden (1995); Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contribution to Sociology, American Sociological Association (1990).


Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are.  New York andLondon: Routledge (2003).

"Dealing with Urban Terror:  Heritages of Control, Varieties of Intervention, Strategies of Research." (with Noah McClain), International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 27.3 (September: 679-98) 2003.  Click here to read.

"History Repeats Itself, but How?: City Character, Urban Tradition, and the Accomplishment of Place." (with William Freudenburg and Krista Paulsen), American Sociological Review, vol. 65 (December: 791-823) 2000. 

Urban Fortunes: The Political Economy of Place (with John Logan).Berkeley andLos Angeles:University ofCalifornia Press. 1987.