Abraham Lincoln statue on Carthage College?s campus.

Bradley Zopf ’05

  • Associate Professor of Sociology
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    Lentz Hall, Room 333

    Professor Bradley Zopf graduated from Carthage in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He earned his Master of Arts from the University of Chicago, and completed his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a member of the American Sociological Association, Midwest Sociological Society, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Prof. Zopf currently serve on the Committee for Teaching and Learning for the Midwest Sociological Society. He previously served as a member of the Student Advisory Board for Social Problems, part of the journal for the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

    • B.A. in Sociology - Carthage College (2005)
    • M.A. in Social Sciences - University of Chicago (2006)
    • Ph.D. in Sociology - University of Illinois at Chicago (2017)
    • SOC 1000: Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 2530: Racial and Cultural Minorities
    • SOC 4010: Social Theory Seminar
    • CRJ 1000: Criminal Justice System

    Prof. Zopf’s research areas include qualitative methodology, sociological theory, and race/ethnicity. He specializes in research focusing on the Arab/Muslim American communities in the United States. Prof. Zopf’s most recent publication examines the layered racialization of these groups based on elements of skin color, national origin, language, and religion.

    2017. Zopf, Bradley, “A Different Kind of Brown: Arabs and Middle Easterners as Anti-American Muslims.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, forthcoming. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332649217706089 2015. Zopf, Bradley J. “Racializing Muslims: Constructing a Muslim Archetype.” U.S Studies Online and British Association for American Studies July 15, http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/racializing-muslims-constructing-a-muslim-archetype/ 2013 Zopf, Bradley. “African American Males’ Perceptions of Urban and Hip-Hop Styles of Dress.” in A Pocket Style Manual, edited by D. Hacker and N. Sommers. Boston, MA: Bedford/St.Martins. 2010 Mingus, William, and Bradley Zopf, “White Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry: The Racial Project in Explaining Mass Shootings.” Social Thought; Research 31: 57-77.