Gilda Zwerman

    Rank: Full Professor

    Department: Sociology/Criminology
    P.O. Box 210
    Old Westbury, NY 11568
    (516) 876 - 3129




  • B.A., SUNY-Cortland
  • Ph.D., New York University

Research Interests

  • Social Movements
  • Political Violence
  • 19th and 20th Century African-American and Pan-African Protest
  • State-Dissident Conflict


Publications appear in Mobilization: The International Journal of Research and Theory about Social Movements, Protest, and Collective Behavior; Feminist Review; Social Justice; Qualitative Sociology; American Journal of Sociology; Contemporary Sociology; International Social Movements Research; The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice.

External Affiliations

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Institute For African And African American Research, Harvard University
  • Seminar in Contentious Politics, Columbia University

Undergraduate Courses

  • 19th Century Classical Sociological Theory
  • Social Movements and Social Change
  • Special Topics in Sociology: The American Black Power Movement
  • Senior Seminar in Criminology


  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • SUNY - Old Westbury Alumni Award for Excellence in Education
  • Nassau County, Office of the Executive, Citation for Excellence in Education


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