CCS Graduates ~ Selected Recent Publications

Selected Representative Publications Developed at the CCS by CCS Graduates

Till Hilmar

PhD ~ 2019 ”History is Other People: Relational Change, Memory and Market Justice in post-1989 East Germany and the Czech Republic”

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

“Sich treu geblieben? Symbolische Grenzziehungen in inner-ostdeutschen Sozialgefügen vor dem Hintergrund des Nachwendeschocks” (Staying True to Yourself? Symbolic Boundaries in the Social Fabric of East Germans Seen against the Backdrop of the Post-1989 Shock). Zeitschrift für Soziologie. 2021

Culture in Network Breaks. Tie Dissolution as a Vehicle of Justice.” Poetics, Online First. 2020

Economic memories” of the aftermath of the 1989 revolutions in East Germany and the Czech Republic.” East European Politics and Societies. 2021.

The Temporal Logic of Deservingness. Inequality Beliefs in Two Post-Socialist Societies.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. 2019.

Narrating Unity at the European Union’s new History Museum: A Cultural-Process Approach to the Study of Collective Memory.” European Journal of Sociology. 2016.

Storyboards of Remembrance. Representations of the Past in Visitors’ Photography at Auschwitz,” Memory Studies. 2016.

Todd Madigan

PhD ~ 2019 ”The Rules of Meaning Making: Toward a Theory of Cultural Syntax”

Book Chapters:

Cultural Syntax and the Rules of Meaning Making: A New Paradigm for The Interpretation of Culture” in Andrea Cossu and Jorge Fontdevila (eds.) Interpretive Sociology and the Semiotic Imagination. Bristol University Press. Forthcoming.

Epimilitary Culture: Vietnamese-American Literature and the Alternative to Paramilitary Culture” in Brad West and Thomas Crosbie (eds.) Militarization and the Global Rise of Paramilitary Culture: Post-Heroic Reimaginings of the Warrior. Springer. 2021

“Theories of Cultural Trauma” in Colin David and Hanna Meretoja (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma. Routledge. 2020

Peer Reviewed Journal Article:

“Cultural Trauma, Collective Memory and the Vietnam War,” With Ronald Eyerman and Magnus Ring. Croatian Political Science Review. 2017 

Elisabeth Becker

PhD ~ 2018 ”Unsettled Islam: A Comparative Study of European Capital City Mosques”


Mosques in the Metropolis: Incivility, Caste, and Contention in Europe. University of Chicago Press. 2021

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

“Living Between the Lines: German Jewish and German Muslim Intellectuals on Questions of Belonging,” with Ufuk Topkara. Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, Forthcoming

“Incivility and Danger: Theorizing a Muslim Undercaste in Europe.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 2021

“Commitment Without Borders: Jewish-Muslim Relations and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Habitus in Berlin.” Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion., 2019

“Reconstructing the Muslim Self in Diaspora: Socio-spatial Practices in Urban European Mosques.” International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 2019

“Good Mosque/Bad Mosque: Boundaries to Belonging in Contemporary Germany.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 2017

Isabel Jijón

PhD ~ 2018 ”The dignity of working children? Globalization and morality in debates over child labor.”

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

“The Priceless Child Talks Back: How Working Children Respond to Global Norms Against Child Labor.” Childhood. 2020

“Toward a Hermeneutic Model of Cultural Globalization: Four Lessons from Translation Studies.” Sociological Theory. 2019

“The Universal King? Memory, Globalization, and Martin Luther King, Jr..” Sociological Inquiry. 2018

“The moral glocalization of sport: Local meanings of football in Chota Valley, Ecuador.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 2017

Shai Dromi

PhD ~ 2016 ”The Religious Origins of Transnational Relief: Calvinism, Humanitarianism, and the Genesis of Social Fields”


Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Making of the Humanitarian NGO Sector. University of Chicago Press. 2020
– Outstanding Published Book Award (honorable mention), ASA Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, 2021

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Donor Identity, Morality, and Nonprofit Organizations: Soliciting Donations and Recruiting Volunteers for the Red Cross, 1863-1919.” Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Forthcoming

“Examining the links between beliefs and institutional emergence.” Sociology Compass. 2020

“What does trauma have to do with politics? Cultural trauma and the displaced founding political elites of Israel and Turkey,” with Gülay Türkmen. The Sociological Quarterly. 2020

“Good on paper: Sociological critique, pragmatism, and moral practice,” with Samuel D. Stabler. Theory & Society. 2019
–Honorable mention, Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Outstanding Published Article Award, American Sociological Association, 2020

Advertising morality: maintaining moral worth in a stigmatized profession,” with Andrew Cohen. Theory & Society. 2018
–- Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity Outstanding Published Article Award, American Sociological Association, 2019