Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Michael Strand received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. He is interested in all things theoretical (classical and contemporary social theory, practice theory, institutional theory, critical theory, philosophy of social science). Empirically, his research cuts across a variety of subfields, but generally involves explaining a process of social and cultural change with lasting consequences for the present. He has previously examined changes in scientific thought and professional practice, focusing on mental health and psychiatry in the United States. Currently, he is recovering the meanings of social justice from late Victorian Britain and tracing their lasting institutional presence in the form of sewage systems, penal codes, public education, and the social safety net.