Photo: Annette Hornischer

Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Spring 2012


Avery Gordon is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Research Architecture, Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is the author of Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination, 2nd ed. (Minnesota, 2008), Keeping Good Time: Reflections on Knowledge, Power and People (Paradigm Publishers 2004), and the co-editor of Mapping Multiculturalism (University of Minnesota Press, 1996) and Body Politics (Westview 1994). Her work focuses on radical thought and practice and over the last several years, she has been writing about imprisonment, war, and other forms of dispossession and how to eliminate them. Recent scholarly publications have appeared in South Atlantic Quarterly, Race & Class, PMLA, and other collections. Since 1997, Gordon has co-hosted a weekly public affairs radio program, “No Alibis,” on KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara. She is also the Keeper of the Hawthorne Archives.